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Thoughts: On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan

This is going to be a short one because I read this book back in summer 2022 and my memory is not what it used to be. That said, I enjoyed it! It’s a quiet book whose action is a … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Dark Chapter, by Winnie M. Li

Momentarily ignoring the backlog that built up while I was visiting family over the holidays, let’s forge ahead to the first 2023 book post! I dragged my feet a bit on starting Dark Chapter after refreshing myself on its subject … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Extinctions, by Josephine Wilson

A contemporary Australian novel that I positively raced through, after the intensity of Kate Millett’s Sexual Politics, though that doesn’t mean it was light or breezy reading. Pretty detailed spoilers ahead, usual warnings apply.

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Thoughts: Sexual Politics, by Kate Millett

Firstly, it’s always a bit nerve-wracking to dive into the work of a mid-century feminist, because the world has changed so much and you never know where they’ll end up having settled. Luckily, the Big Ones are avoided here. It … Continue reading

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Thoughts: A Bear Called Paddington and More About Paddington, by Michael Bond

I mean, what can you say? It’s Paddington. They were both lovely reads, even if I was really the only one who appreciated them (the baby was sometimes amused by the voices I did though). I’m definitely going to read … Continue reading

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Thoughts: American Porn, by Heathcote Williams

I feel like I’ve probably done Heathcote Williams a disservice in choosing from his whole oeuvre to read American Porn, published in January 2017, only six months before Williams died. Like many people who rose to prominence young, especially those … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. Jemisin

It just gets better and better, there’s no other way to say it. There’s only one other trilogy that’s started out good and got better and better that sticks out in my mind, and that’s Cixin Liu’s Remembrance of Earth’s … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Leopard, by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, translated by Archibald Colquhoun

First off, let me take a moment to appreciate the names of both author and translator. Those are some good names. And The Leopard is a good book. I’m annoyed at myself for leaving it so long to review it, … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Tomato Thief, by Ursula Vernon

You can actually just read this one yourself if you want to, here!

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Thoughts: Yvain, le chevalier au lion, by Chrétien de Troyes, translated by Claude-Alan Chevallier

Well, with a name like that how can you not go on to translate arthuriana from Old French into New French? Shame about every search engine’s autocorrect though, which insists that you must be mistaken and looking for a chevalier, … Continue reading

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