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Radish, by Mo Yan, translated by Howard Goldblatt

I am not often flummoxed by a book, but Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan’s Radish tested my ability to interpret a writer’s purpose.   It seems to be an allegory for China’s… 1,538 more words

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The Proof (The Notebook Trilogy#2), by Ágota Kristóf, translated by David Watson

The Proof is second in Ágota Kristóf ‘s The Notebook Trilogy, and it’s written in the same chilling unemotional prose.  It follows on from The Notebook… 954 more words

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The Notebook (The Notebook Trilogy#1), by Ágota Kristóf, translated by Alan Sheridan

Oh my goodness… from the modernity of Nick Earls’ uplifting novella Gotham to the dark horror of the 20th century… I am reading novellas to break up my reading of Xavier Herbert’s… 693 more words

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Gotham, by Nick Earls

Oh dear, I am the wrong person to be reading this, I thought to myself, as I began reading Gotham, Book 1 in Nick Earls’ new collection of novellas called  901 more words

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The Queen's Play, by Aashish Kaul

The Queen’s Play is a book for people who love chess.  I learned to play with my father, who always beat me in strategic ways so that I became a better player.  1,201 more words

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The Hidden, by Candida Baker

I was quite taken aback when I checked at Goodreads to discover that I had already read Candida Baker’s The Hidden.  Yes, back in November 2000, not long after it was first published.  971 more words

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