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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… 685 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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Life of a Counterfeiter, by Yasushi Inoue, translated by Michael Emmerich

Late last year, I found myself unable to resist the tantalising reviews at Winston’s Dad and JacquiWine’s Journal,  and so I lashed out and bought myself a subscription to Pushkin Press.  829 more words

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Dining Alone, Stories from the Table for One, edited by Barbara Santich

I don’t often read short stories, but this collection intrigued me for a number of reasons.  Firstly, it’s edited by Barbara Santich, the food historian who wrote… 987 more words

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Inez, by Carlos Fuentes, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden

I’m very fond of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and have listened to it countless times but I’m not familiar with The Damnation of Faust, a piece of music which is integral to this novella by Mexican author Carlos Fuentes.  924 more words

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