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  1. I Want to Know What Love is - Foreigner
  2. I really struggle with Hemmingway. His writing is so dry and matter of fact. Sometimes, it's unbearable, but other times, it's strangely compelling. Can't quite put my finger on it. I enjoyed this up to the half way point, then found it to be a bit of a slog. The basic plot revolves around American, Robert Jordan, being an explosives expert in the Spanish civil war fighting against Franco's fascists. The vast majority of the book takes place in and around a cave where they're camping out in preparation for blowing up a bridge. And that's about it. There's also a romance, but that's
  3. Completely forgot all about this. It was back when I was writing a novel about a man who didn't know if he existed or not. Abandoned that a long time ago.
  4. Journey to the End of the Night - Celine
  5. The Boys Are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
  6. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving
  7. I've always preferred literary fiction (though I might narrow that down even further to 'transgressive fiction'). I generally find plot driven books to be simplistic and tedious (often, to the point that they feel too much like they've been influenced by the visual arts, movies in particular). One thing I've noticed in a lot of contemporary fiction is the attempt to blur the lines. Books that are aimed at people who like very plot driven narratives with lots of dialogue and short chapters but who don't actually like reading. They've been catered to with these books that read like
  8. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Duke Ellington
  9. Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
  10. Love in a Cold Climate - Nancy Mitford
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