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The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Man in the High Castle was published in 1962 and tells the story of several characters (mostly) living in San Francisco, in a world where Germany and Japan won the Second World War. 249 more words



A friend recently gave me a newly published novel that she had abandoned after 20 pages. I persevered because the subject (the story of the Biblical David) was of interest, but the writing was packed with what Elmore Leonard called ‘hooptedoodle’- over the top, cringeworthy descriptions (‘ripe figs, warm from the tree, spilling their sweet nectar through these splayed fingers’). 2,600 more words


Day 902 - #7 Complete the BBC Big Read Top 100 books

Finally!  I’ve finally finished this damn book.  Don’t get me wrong.  I like Charles Dickens normally.  I watched the whole series of Dickensian on TV – brilliant.  57 more words

BBC Big Read - Top 100 Books

A Great Uncle Visit

This afternoon I had the opportunity to visit my great uncle.

The class that I have been teaching ended just before noon, so I had the afternoon free to go visit him. 437 more words


Book Chats

Hello everyone!

Before I get into the book chat, here’s a quick reminder of what I’m up to this month…

In my last post I spoke about doing DECHOX for The British Heart Foundation. 695 more words