Category: Books

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Notes from Gone Girl

I really liked this book by Gillian Flynn; both characters were equally awful, and you kept switching sides in thinking which one was telling the truth or messing with the other one’s mind. Neither...

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The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

When I start reading a new Murakami book, I always have that moment of incredulity towards the characters – ‘oh, they would never do / say / put up with that’. But after a...

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Among the Bohemians

Gah – I so wanted to enjoy this as it featured many artists / writers whose work I’ve enjoyed, however this book does them no favours. Even taking into account that this was a...

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The Rain Before it Falls

This, and The House of Sleep are my favourite Jonathan Coe books. Funnily enough I’d been scanning old family photos the same day I started this, and the story’s premise (a woman describing 3 intertwined...

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The Bad Girl

This started out reading a little bit too simplistic-romantic for me, but as the ‘good boy’ matures, along with his ‘bad girl’, so too does the relationship; and not always for the healthier… Books...

Daily Mail recommended; is this beginning of the end?

Daily Mail recommended; is this beginning of the end?

Just bought two books whose main pull quotes on the cover are from the Daily Mail… Is this the beginning of the end? Is my reading credibility down the drain forever?* :) *Did I...