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reblogged: The Story Coaster from artist Grant Snider
from Books2day
Grant Snider is the enterprising creator of Incidental Comics and also does posters. This one seemed especially appropriate f...
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reviewed: The Crying of Lot 49
Wonderful. I was wary of Pynchon for a long time. A reputation for denseness or difficulty, obscurity, but this was like a bu...
The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon
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reviewed: Navidad & Matanza
Received as Goodreads Giveaway. "A literary descendent of Roberto Bolaño..."I didn't really like the Robert Bolano I read; I ...
Navidad & Matanza - Carlos Labbé, Will Vanderhyden
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reviewed: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
I probably would have enjoyed this a lot more if it hadn't been the audio version. Personally I didn't get on with the voice ...
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler, Orlagh Cassidy
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reviewed: Darkmans
I loved every moment of reading this book. While I was away from it I needed to get back to it, which for me, is my definitio...
Darkmans - Nicola Barker
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reviewed: The Guts
If you read a quick synopsis of this, you might think it was a bit grim. Middle-age desperation and colon cancer among musica...
The Guts - Roddy Doyle
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reviewed: The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
A book unlike any modern genre but also deeply rooted in the tradition of travellers that use their travel in the exterior wo...
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot - Robert Macfarlane, T.B.A.
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reviewed: A Tale for the Time Being
I was given this to review.I'd already read a book by Ruth Ozeki that I really liked http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9173...
A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki
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reviewed: Skios
Tom Sharpe wrote brilliant farces, David lodge writes campus novels, here frayn mixes them up and sets the result on a Greek ...
Skios - Michael Frayn
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reviewed: NW
I loved this book.I loved "White Teeth" but with genius debuts you never know if the experience will be repeated. Her second ...
NW - Zadie Smith
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reviewed: Telegraph Avenue: A Novel
I thoroughly enjoyed this book; perhaps the first of Chabon's that I've enjoyed unreservedly. I think it helps that I am alre...
Telegraph Avenue: A Novel - Michael Chabon
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October 2012
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reviewed: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
I'd read anything by Bill Bryson, he makes me laugh without fail. Even if he wrote out his shopping list I'm sure he'd make i...
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Bill Bryson
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