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Borges and the Book of Infinity

I came across this book in a village on the plain, and I traded a few rupees and a Bible for it. The man who owned it didn’t know how to read.

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Books Read in 2015 - 16. Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut.

Genre: Satire, Metafiction, Science Fiction

Narrative Style: Third person but with interjections by the character of the author. 

Rating: 4/5

Published: 1973

Synopsis: Science Fiction writer, Kilgore Trout, is invited to an arts festival, much to his horror. 348 more words

Book Reviews

Satin Island

Satin Island: A novel by Tom McCarthy

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Satin Island is an exasperating novel that occasionally hints at being extraordinary, but the reader’s enjoyment of it is constantly thwarted by Tom McCarthy himself. 188 more words

James Holden: The Bureau

Paul had won a small amount of money in a writing competition, and it was burning a hole in his pocket. He decided that he had two choices: use it as funds for entering more competitions, or spend it on himself. 366 more words

James Holden

Borges and Calvino: Invisible Cities and Dreams


…Marco’s answers and objections took their place in a discourse already proceeding on its own, in the Great Khan’s head. That is to say, between the two of them it did not matter whether questions and solutions were uttered aloud or whether each of the two went on pondering in silence.

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Outline: A Novel by Rachel Cusk

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

What a curious, odd and elliptical novel. I am unsure if the word ‘novel’ even applies in this instance. 259 more words


10:04: A Novel by Ben Lerner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There are some books that one just clicks with. It is almost instinctive; you feel as if the author is talking to… 661 more words