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The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
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I don't usually care much for graphic novels (with the honourable exception of Asterix!), but I enjoyed this one a lot. It's a powerful memoir detailing the author's childhood in revolutionary Iran. It starts with her being forced to wear the veil at ...more
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Two Trains Running by Andrew Vachss
Two Trains Running
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I admit that I am slow to review this - I've been neglecting my Goodreads lately. Two months after I finished Two Trains Running, I had to skim it a bit to jog my memory; it didn't leave much of an impression. It's a noirish number with an enormous c ...more
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
" Yeah, I'll give it a go - I found something a little "off" about this one, although it's hard to put my finger on what exactly it was. Maybe I'll like ...more "
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The Long Song by Andrea Levy
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The Long Song by Andrea Levy
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This was the first piece of Levy's writing that I've read, and I really enjoyed it. It tells the story of a 19th century Jamaican woman, following her from slavery to freedom following the 1833 Abolition Act. July is an unreliable narrator, generally ...more
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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
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So I haven't actually read Winterson's most famous work, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit - nor have I seen the adaptation - but I'm familiar with the idea. I probably should have read it, though, because without it, this memoir tells only half the sto ...more
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Keeper by Andrea Gillies
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Keeper is Andrea Gillies' true story about caring for her Alzheimer's-stricken mother-in-law (and depressed, physically disabled father-in-law). It follows Nancy as she drifts deeper into dementia, and as her condition becomes impossible to deal with ...more
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Wicked Plants by Amy  Stewart
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Not quite sure why I picked this up, as my interest in botany is pretty damn limited, but it's a short read and quite interesting. The author gives succinct profiles of plants that are poisonous, dangerous, invasive, hallucinogenic, etc, etc. Some in ...more
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