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Thoughts: The Infiltrator, by Robert Mazur

Another book I saw the film of, but I think we’re still in 2016 here so I don’t remember much about the details… I remember finding the film pretty interesting as far as Sneak-films-based-on-true-stories go, and that’s about all that … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Shoeless Joe, by W. P. Kinsella

Before we start, no, I have not seen Field of Dreams, so you won’t find anything out about how similar or different it is to the book. Secondly I don’t know if the classic spoiler warning counts here? Field of … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Time of the Octopus, by Anatoly Kucherena, translated by John Farndon with Akbota Sultanbekova and Olga Nakston

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Eva, by Peter Dickinson

I think I have a reading problem. Anyway. This was sort of unintended – I’d meant to read a Dickinson a while ago after I heard he died, but I couldn’t find the book that was on my to-read list. … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Snowden Files, by Luke Harding

Before you raise your eyebrows, I didn’t think I’d be writing this so soon! The ebook I was reading on my Kindle said I was 59% through, and then I turned the page and it was immediately 100% and I … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Die Analphabetin Die Rechnen Konnte, by Jonas Jonasson and translated by Wibke Kuhn

You might think I’ve been reading faster than the human eye can possibly read, but actually this one has been in the works for months – we’ve been reading it bit by bit during and between German classes, and we … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot

This isn’t going to be long or deep, but hey, I read it, so why not? After seeing the amazing Cats film over Christmas, we wandered into a secondhand bookshop in Manchester, where by serendipity was waiting for us a … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Tarzan the Terrible, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The last Tarzan (in the anthology on my Kindle)! Yes! I have survived! And you know what? This was probably the one I got along the most with. Skimming Goodreads reviews, people have wildly differing opinions of all the Tarzans, … Continue reading

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Thoughts: This Is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal el-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Truly, this is the briefest palate-cleanser between Tarzans. Partly because this book is a novella, but also because it’s of that kind of particularly swallowable book. Lately I feel like I talk about swallowing books whole or inhaling them a … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Tarzan the Untamed, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

There are so many Tarzans. Say what you want about Burroughs – and I do – but the man was prolific. Tarzan the Untamed is back in the normal Tarzan chronology, so we meet him as an adult ape-man with … Continue reading

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