Tag Archives: semi-autobiographical

Thoughts: Jackself, by Jacob Polley

I finished this book a little while ago, but honestly it’s been too hot to think about anything in an intelligent way until around now. And I can’t vouch much for now. It doesn’t help that this is a book … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Postcards from the Edge, by Carrie Fisher

If you aren’t sick of me saying “Wow, this book everyone says is great turns out to be great!” then you are in luck! I always approach novels by people whose names I know from other spheres with some trepidation, … Continue reading

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Thoughts: To Sir, With Love, by E. R. Braithwaite

Yep, another book with a film based on it that I haven’t seen. I really want to see this one though. It seems to have been a little bit forgotten – I put it on the list when Braithwaite died … Continue reading

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Thoughts: La Nuit, by Elie Wiesel, translated by Marion Wiesel

(It was really difficult to find Marion Wiesel’s name as the translator of this edition – Elie Wiesel mentions in his note on the text that his wife translated it but her name seems to be nowhere in the Kindle … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Fateless*, by Imre Kert├ęsz, translated by Tim Wilkinson

This is going to be a hard one for a few reasons. The book is a semi-autobiographical account of the author’s/main character’s experience in concentration camps, so yeah, that’s heavy. And as it’s a translation from Hungarian, a language that … Continue reading

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