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David David said: " Perhaps his best novel ever. It is almost impossible to review without spoilers, or without trying to unravel the incredibly labyrinthine plot. Suffice it to say that it is a gripping story of espionage, and of betrayal which raises many questions ...more "

 
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The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré
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Remains superb in its understated way, after all these years. An excellent analysis of all that accompanies betrayal, on multiple levels. Rereading Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and knowing the identity of the mole is an interesting experience; every ...more
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Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller
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Read in the summer of 1993 from the bookshelf of the senior professor with whom I shared an office at Carleton.
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The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth
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The End of the Road by John Barth
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This is another of those very challenging novels in which the first person narrator is not particularly likable. Jacob Horner is indecisive, shallow, misogynistic, occasionally lazy, and forgives himself far too easily. A subtle thing in his favor: ...more
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Live And Let Die by Ian Fleming
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From a View to a Death by Anthony Powell
From a View to a Death
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George Passant by C.P. Snow
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Time of Hope by C.P. Snow
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Someone (I wish I could remember who) once described C.P. Snow’s Strangers and Brothers sequence as A Dance to the Music of Time (Anthony Powell) as narrated by Widmerpool. It remains one of the most brilliant one-liner reviews that I have ever seen, ...more
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Venusberg by Anthony Powell
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What impresses me most about re-reading Powell’s early work is how much humour I missed in my younger years. It is deadpan, dry, quiet humour, but very funny nonetheless. Another aspect of this novel is the way in which the crisis point is ...more
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“The diarist [Anthony Powell] has never adhered to the tedious practice of reading only one book at a time”
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1027905 The Anthony Powell Reading Group — 16 members — last activity Dec 01, 2019 04:27PM
This is a group dedicated to the works of the British author, Anthony Powell (21 Dec, 1905 - 28 March, 2000). In 2008, Powell was named "One of the 50 ...more