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  1. I've been leant this by a friend and had a feeling it might be as you described, Mm. I don't want to hurt her feelings but...
  2. B Is For Bauhaus: An A-Z Of The Modern World - Deyan Sudjic
  3. Mm, I really like your analogy. I often feel, when urged to read a book I dislike, that I've been made to eat something unpleasant.
  4. I would recommend An Artist Of the Floating World which I do think is a quiet masterpiece.
  5. The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens
  6. Last Exit To Brooklyn - Hubert Selby Jr
  7. Have The Men Had Enough? - Margaret Forster
  8. What Mr HG said. In addition to the slippage between eras, we are also shown different models of living in post-slavery society. It sounds confusing and messy but it is anything but; it's elegant and completely credible.
  9. I also loved Golden Hill by Francis Spufford. My two other outstanding reads were Days Without End by Sebastian Barry and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. I hope you get enthused again soon, chuntzy.
  10. Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired From Jane Eyre - Tracy Chevalier
  11. Requiem For A Dream - Hubert Selby Jr
  12. Notes From The Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  13. The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard. Has anyone else read this and can tell me why it is meant to be a masterpiece? (To me) painful to read, overwritten, clumsy wording, empty characters.
  14. A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man - James Joyce
  15. LIFE: A User's Manual - Georges Perec
  16. City Of SIN: London And Its Vices- Catharine Arnold
  17. THE Mill On The Floss - George Eliot
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