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About brightphoebus

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  • Birthday December 29


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    I love indie and folk music, hillwalking and birding and, oh, READING!
  • How did you hear about this site?
    Came across it on Google when looking for a review on a book and found Stewart's erudite post.

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    Lincoln In The Bardo - George Saunders
  1. Book Chain

    Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
  2. Book Chain

    Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple
  3. what is everyone doing?

    I'm so sorry, meg. Such worry and sadness for you all. Sending hope and all possible good wishes for the future.
  4. Book Chain

    All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
  5. Book Chain

    Snow Falling On Cedars - David Guterson
  6. Book Chain

    The Call OfThe Wild - Jack London
  7. David

    We looked forward to his posts every day. Such an intellect, and so kind and wise. Such a loss.
  8. Book Chain

    Around The World In 80 Days - Jules Verne
  9. what is everyone doing?

    Momac, I hope you get him home soon and can start on the new Dave diet. Give Charlie a hug.
  10. Book Chain

    The Well Of Loneliness - Radclyffe Hall
  11. Review of 2018

    Favourite book: A re-read of Philip Roth's The Plot Against America for my rl book group. What was once a fanciful idea of the USA turning right wing, even fascist, during the second world war turns out ot be a prophetic work of genius in the light of recent events. Brilliantly written. Favourite TV series: Joint top, Patrick Melrose (I watched it on DVD) and Killing Eve. Fantastic. Favourite Film: Roma. Ohmygosh, the best film I've seen since Manchester By The Sea. You can catch it on Netflix now, but if you can get to a cinema it's even better.
  12. Book Lists 2019

    15. Lincoln In The Bardo George Saunders (Audio) (RR) ***** 14. To Love A Woman Amos Oz ** 13. Great Granny Webster Caroline Blackwood **** 12. Putney Sofka Zinovieff ***(*) 11. Sight Jessie Greengrass *** 10. Wittgenstein's Nephew Tomas Bernhard **** 9. Family Lexicon Natalia Ginzburg *** 8. Dear Evelyn Kathy Page **(*) 7. Eight Months On Ghazzah Street Hilary Mantel ****(*) (RR) 6. Swing Time Zadie Smith **** 5. Gachar, Gochar Vivek Shanbhag ****(*) 4. Ghost Wall Sarah Moss ****(*) 3. The Yiddish Policemen's Union Michael Chabon **** 2. Periera Maintains Antonio Tabucci (RR) **** 1. Of Kids and Parents Emil Hakl ****
  13. Book Chain

    How To Stop Time - Matt Haig
  14. Book Chain

    The Book Of Evidence - John Banville
  15. Book Chain

    A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution - Orlando Figes