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Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah
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The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
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Simultaneously bafflingly complex and absolutely preposterous. Far too many bizarre coincidences to be in any way plausible but it was entertaining enough.
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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
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Amy Schumer is top of my list for ladies I'd like to have a drink with. And this book only served to strengthen my respect. I'm not saying I liked or empathised with everything that was included, but you've got to admire the woman's honesty, hard wor ...more
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Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
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I was extremely surprised by how much I enjoyed this novel - I hated Brideshead Revisited. Despite the casual racism and chauvinism present in the book (a product of its time and also, so I'm led to believe, a product of the fact that Evelyn Waugh wa ...more
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The Taxidermist's Daughter by Kate Mosse
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An enjoyable enough mystery story - although very dark (and not a little gross) in places.
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The Outrun by Amy Liptrot
The Outrun
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I'm surprised by how much I loved this book, as overly-introspective memoirs are not my usual cup of tea. But I really did warm to Liptrot's blend of biography, pop-psychology, travelogue, natural history reference book and mythological compendium. T ...more
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Quartet by Jean Rhys
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Sorry. I just didn't like it. I could appreciate the talent of the writer but, at the same time, I didn't enjoy reading the book. I was disappointed in myself to find I just didn't care enough for poor, put-upon Marya to root for her. I struggled to ...more
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The Knot by Mark Watson
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Whilst this was a fairly well-written and well-paced book, I simply have no idea why anyone would want to write about this particular subject - and I didn't want to read about it. I found it very difficult to understand the character's motivations an ...more
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Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
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A Scientific Romance by Ronald Wright
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If you state the concept of this novel out-loud it sounds a little silly: "A man discovers that HG Wells' time machine actually exists..." But get past that, and the slow start, and there's actually some pretty good dystopian ideas in this novel. Wri ...more
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“What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.”
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“I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world's variety and uniqueness.”
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“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
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“One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We cannot be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”
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