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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

At 918 pages long the strongest feeling I have on finishing this book is relief. I think I quite liked it when I started it, I can’t really remember anymore. I read it for a book club, otherwise there is … Continue reading

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How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

This is a very odd book. I am struggling to put my finger on quite why but I think it is because the teenage voice is so very authentic. I so rarely speak to teenagers that I cannot be sure. … Continue reading

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Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

I am reading this for the Between the Lines book group. If it was not for that, then I would not have finished it. This novels tell of a few days in the life of an army squad back on … Continue reading

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The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

The novel is beautifully written. I feel certain that this must be the most poetic war novel ever written. The story centres around two young men who are at war in Iraq. Powers perfectly describes the tightrope between tedium and … Continue reading

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