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The Yearling
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
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Via Dear Author Thursday News, I am really loving the links I found in the comments: First, if you haven't read the Gilmore...
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I loved the anger of the first chapter; the rest of the book never quite lived up to this for me. I didn't find the story of ...
The Woman Upstairs - Claire Messud
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Four stars is for the Keisha / Natalie section, which I loved: the small, seemingly casual episodes that showed so much about...
NW - Zadie Smith
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This is a laughably silly and implausible dystopian world, that doesn't even seem to have an internally consistent set of rul...
Divergent - Veronica Roth
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For books that cover similar ground, I liked this more than [b:The Forgotten Garden|3407877|The Forgotten Garden|Kate Morton|...
The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
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I enjoyed the dystopian/post-apocalyptic elements, which felt plausible enought to satisfy me. It's also great as a coming-of...
Parable of the Sower  - Octavia E. Butler
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I was disappointed in this - I found it overlong, with one or two more story threads than seemed necessary (or interesting, g...
The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton
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I've now done 10 years in open-plan offices. There was an incident at work last year where two colleagues and I realised we’d...
Then We Came to the End - Joshua Ferris
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"But you know that writing down something somebody says out loud is not a matter of transcribing. Because written stuff said ...
Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace - David Lipsky
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'I ask my students,' the saxophone teacher says, 'is your life a gift worth giving? Your normal, vanilla-flavoured life, your...
The Rehearsal - Eleanor Catton
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I loved this - the concept is cleverly managed and the characters are so well written, down to the most minor. The variations...
Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
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Interesting concept, fast-paced and compelling. I particularly liked the historical elements as the author introduced each of...
The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes
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Really interesting if you love Jane Austen's works. This gives fascinating insights into life at the time Austen was writing,...
What Matters in Jane Austen? - John Mullan
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I liked the literary themes, the main character, and her relationship with her dad. The last third was a fantastic mystery st...
Special Topics In Calamity Physics - Marisha Pessl
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reviewed: The Rosie Project
This was loads of fun, like a (good) rom-com in print form.
The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
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