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The Velodrome, by Liam Davison

It’s a sad thing to discover an Aussie author’s work only because he was killed in an atrocity, (see Vale Liam Davison) but it has been a delight to read his first novel.  1,773 more words

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Gasoline, by Quim Monzo, translated by Mary Ann Newman

Gasoline is a book that messes with your mind, but it’s good fun.

The novella (only 141 pages) satirises the new York art scene, and while it’s true that modern art is an easy target, the way the author has tackled its pretensions is droll indeed.    932 more words

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The Wild Goose, by Mori Ogai, translated by Meredith McKinney

Finlay Lloyd publish beautiful books, and The Wild Goose by Mori Õgai is no exception.    It’s a new translation of an early modern Japanese text, its origins captured in the cover design by Phil Day of… 1,030 more words

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The Spinning Heart, by Donal Ryan

I know who to thank for putting me onto this book: it was Tony from Tony’s Book World with his intriguing post titled ‘The Spinning Heart’ by Donal Ryan – The New Dark Ages in Ireland… 1,295 more words

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