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Every Day is for the Thief, by Teju Cole

Every Day is for the Thief is a curious book: the blurb says that it’s a novel but it reads nothing like a novel, more like a travel memoir, and a rather melancholy memoir at that. 415 more words

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A Thousand Peaceful Cities, by Jerzy Pilch, translated by David Frick

A Thousand Peaceful Cities is a textbook example of how the internet has changed my reading habits.  Ten years ago when all my reading was filtered by what was available in bricks-and-mortar bookshops, I would never have heard of the Polish author Jerzy Pilch, much less read his amusing little book or be sharing my enjoyment of it on a blog.  888 more words

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The Driver's Seat, by Muriel Spark, read by Judi Dench

I was quite enthralled by this rather strange novella, but I’m glad it wasn’t the first Muriel Spark novel I read.

Because  it might well have been the last. 345 more words