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Straight to the "To Reread" List

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan ★★★★½
Edition: Vintage Canada (1999), Paperback, 178 pages
Awards & Distinctions: Booker Prize (1998), 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (2006 Edition) 569 more words


Mild Illusion

It’s been over a month since my last post, which is a bit rubbish of me. I’ve been busy. Not saving-the-world, running-the-country busy, but reading-lots-of-books, writing-lots-of-stuff busy. 503 more words

Quote for Today: Ian McEwan

There are these rare moments when musicians together touch something sweeter than they’ve ever found before in rehearsals or performance, beyond the merely collaborative or technically proficient, when their expression becomes as easy and graceful as friendship or love. 48 more words

Quote For Today

Book Review: Sweet Tooth

I have a confession to make before anything else. My purchase of this book was heavily influenced by its cover. It featured a stunning blonde in a stunning red dress, on the stairs of what looked like the interiors of a mysterious building. 414 more words


Cigarette Burns: Atonement

I’m reigniting the “Cigarette Burns” series if only for this post on Joe Wright’s Atonement. It may see a more consistent return here and over at  2,451 more words

The Man Booker Prize Longlist 2014 Announced - Were There Any Surprises?

As I write, the longlist for the Man Booker prize 2014 has just been announced. It is the first year the prize has been opened up to novelists from around the world, as long as the books are written in English. 646 more words