Tagged: Fiction

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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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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...