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Behold, This Dreamer by Walter de la Mare
"At times you define expectations from a book even before commencing the peruse & as Haruki Murakami says "Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting" but with this book all my reckoning were so divinely illustrated...." Read more of this review »
Written With My Left Hand by Nugent Barker
"Written With My Left Hand collects all of Nugent Barker’s fiction: 21 short stories, written and published mostly during the 1930s. I have to say, it took me most of the book to adjust to the sort of fiction Barker writes: these aren’t ghost stori..." Read more of this review »
The Calm Man by Frank Belknap Long
"The following excerpt tells you all you need to know about this short story:

"You must be brave and strong, my son. We are eagles, you and I. Your mother is a sparrow, gentle and dun-colored. You want to go with me, don't you?"

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Memoirs of a Madman by Gustave Flaubert
"As a story that reaches its peak of expression with Madame Bovary and Sentimental Education, it's a great one about one man's idealization of women. Emma Bovary and Madame Arnoux are not what any of us would describe as idealized feminine figures,..." Read more of this review »
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Outcast by Robert Kirkman
" It's a shame you can't get the rest of the series from the library. Where I lived in London my borough was part of the London Libraries Consortium so ...more "
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The Ghosts Of Blacklode by John  Gordon
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Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
" Finished listening to the audiobook of Bazaar of Bad Dreams last month. Very enjoyable, of course! "
Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez
" I enjoyed this very much. Wish he'd written a continuation. "
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