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Pembunuh Tersembunyi by Robert Wilson
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Some time ago I read and enjoyed Wilson’s A Small Death in Lisbon (1999), which combines a present day investigation by Inspector Zé Coelho into the death of a young woman, and art theft by the Nazis in World War II. I thought the writing good and th ...more
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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
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In 2002, this book won both the PEN/Faulkner award for literature in the United States, and the Orange Prize for fiction in Britain. It has received excellent reviews. But even after discussing it with friends who liked it, there remains something ab ...more
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The Vault by Ruth Rendell
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The Monster in the Box (2009) was going to be the last of Rendell’s stories featuring Inspector Reg Wexford. You can read my review of it here. But Ruth Rendall fans, like me, can be grateful that she has relented, and given him at least one more run ...more
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
" Cryptonomicon is a great book, and I'm sure you will enjoy it. "
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Solar by Ian McEwan
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‘He belonged to that class of men – vaguely unprepossessing, often bald, short, fat, clever – who were unaccountably attractive to certain beautiful women.’ Really? I disliked Michael Beard – his lusts, his greed, his domestic sloth, his utter selfis ...more
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The Camel Club by David Baldacci
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I noted in a recent post that American crime writers don’t seem drawn to police procedurals, preferring private or forensic investigators, or stories about crimes against the State. The Camel Club (2005) is one of the latter, being part crime, part i ...more
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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I’ll admit straight away that I have a mental block when it comes to philosophy. Even when I can understand most of the words philosophers use, I can’t seem to make sense of their concepts. This is a definite drawback in reading this book. Muriel Bar ...more
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Small Island by Andrea Levy
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I saw the BBC mini series (2009) based on Small Island (2004) before I read the book. But I’m happy to report that even knowing what happens, I still found the book immensely appealing. Perhaps I’ve hit on a new definition of good literature: a book ...more
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Moral Hazard by Kate Jennings
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The amazing thing to me is that this book was written in 2002. I hadn’t heard of the concept of moral hazard until the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, but had I read this book before that time, I would have been much better prepared to understand wh ...more
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People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
People of the Book
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This may not be a great novel, but I think it is a very good one.

The ‘book’ is the Hebrew codex known as the Sarajevo Haggadah. Brooks has taken the real life rescue of the Haggadah by a Muslim librarian from Serb shelling sometime during the siege o
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