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I read Damon Galgut's "The Quarry" while I was away last week, then started Patricia Highsmith's "The Talented Mr. Ripley" last night.

 

I've also started dipping into the Penguin Modern Classics edition of selected George Orwell Essays.

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I read Damon Galgut's "The Quarry"
I've had that sitting on the shelves for ages, recently joined by Galgut's The Imposter in hardback - I loved The Good Doctor so much I keep buying, and curiously not reading, Galgut's work.

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I loved The Good Doctor too, Hazel. Let us know how The Quarry was, Grammath.

Started Sarah Hall's How to Paint a Dead Man which is surprisingly good so far. I say surprisingly because I read Ishiguro's Nocturnes just before, and I'm finding this a better book.

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I started Robin Hobb's Assassin's Apprentice on Saturday, but was too engrossed to access the forums and state such a thing. Having finished that, I am now reading Long Lost by Harlan Coben.

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My new audiobook is "Fingersmith" by Sarah Waters. It is once again narrated by Juanita McMahon, who did an excellent job with Waters' "Affinity", which I listened to last year. At 20 CDs, it should keep me occupied for a while.

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I'm struggling with Gormenghast. I'm 140 pages in and am not finding it to my taste. I'm not abandoning it, but I think if I had a longer space in which to read it, I might get on better with it, so I'm going to read it over the weekends when I'm at home. I think it's well written, but I hope there's a point to it, though I suspect there may not be. Will persevere.

 

My commute read is now Alice Sebold's The Almost Moon.

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I started James Hogg's The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner to accompany my current read. It's supposed to be a bit of light relief and has turned out to be slightly more effort than that but am enjoying it all the same so will carry on.

 

Luna

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My commute read is now Alice Sebold's The Almost Moon.

Ooh, I loved that book FLS, absolutely loved it - let us know what you think of it.

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I'm struggling with Gormenghast. I'm 140 pages in and am not finding it to my taste. I'm not abandoning it, but I think if I had a longer space in which to read it, I might get on better with it, so I'm going to read it over the weekends when I'm at home. I think it's well written, but I hope there's a point to it, though I suspect there may not be. Will persevere.

 

No, there really isn't. Honestly.

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Re-reading The Women's Room by Marilyn French for my RL bookgroup. First read almost exactly 20 years ago as a student. I was worried it would have lost its power over the intervening years, but it is as strong and moving and thought-provoking as it was then.

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Just started Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman.

Good so far - a bit reminiscent of In Cold Blood crossed with To Kill a Mockingbird. (I hope they never put that on the cover ...)

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Just started Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman.

Good so far - a bit reminiscent of In Cold Blood crossed with To Kill a Mockingbird.

Ooh, just the right words to pique my interest!

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Just started Company of Liars by Karen Maitland. It is set in the 14th Century and is about the plague! It's started well so I am hopeful.

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Just started Company of Liars by Karen Maitland. It is set in the 14th Century and is about the plague! It's started well so I am hopeful.
That's my RL bookgroup choice this month which I'll have to start soon.

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