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Was Albert Camus a better goalkeeper than George Orwell? Have your say here.
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Fri Aug 11, 2023 7:40 pm

Ha, I can imagine your audacious entrance! Why not indeed. I'm a big Kafka fan, yet I've never read Metamorphosis, I must remedy that.
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Sat Aug 12, 2023 1:18 am

It's a great story! And the opening sentence sticks in the mind, like Orwell's "It was a bright cold day in April and the clcoks were striking thirteen."

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Thu Nov 09, 2023 7:43 am

Just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy. A tad too bleak for my tastes, but then it is a post-apocalyptic novel.
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All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Insightful, some poetry in the prose, though the narrative progresses at a snail's pace.
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Thu Jan 18, 2024 8:54 am

They made a movie of it that's on Netflix.

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Fri Jan 26, 2024 10:25 am

The Satsuma Complex by Bob Mortimer. The narrative is familiar, but the writing is not. Occasionally amusing too.
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Fri Jan 26, 2024 12:16 pm

The Satsuma Complex by Bob Mortimer.
Received that as a Chrimbo present, not got around to it yet. I do love Bob though.
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Fri Jan 26, 2024 12:26 pm

Room to Dream by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna.

A hybrid biography. An interesting approach where McKenna writes a chapter then Lynch answers or corrects it in the next chapter, or at least that's how I'm reading it?

What lies beyond that white picket fence?
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Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:36 am

The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste. Strange book, but gave me some insight on Ethiopia.
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Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:24 am

These Silent Mansions by Jean Sprakland. Who knew that graves could be so interesting?
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Counting the beats,
Counting the slow heart beats,
The bleeding to death of time in slow heart beats,
Wakeful they lie.

Robert Graves
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