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  • Michael Chabon: The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay

    Michael Chabon: The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay
    Just started this one, more soon....

  • Richard Beasley: Hell has harbour views
    The back of the book says "Hugh Walker held out for a while. Not for him the sterotype of the greedy lawyer. He'd be the defender of the abused, the voice of the poor, the champion of the oppressed. And he was for a time... until Rottman Maughan and Nash dangled the office with the harbour view in front of him....." I say: "a biting, and somewhat scary satire. I felt guilty buying Riedel glasses because of this book! Wild exaggerations of some things I can relate to! (****)
  • Peter Carey: True History of the Kelly Gang : A Novel

    Peter Carey: True History of the Kelly Gang : A Novel
    Amazing dialect... a rousing and interesting read. (****)

  • Jonathan Franzen: The Twenty-Seventh City : A Novel

    Jonathan Franzen: The Twenty-Seventh City : A Novel
    Some of you may have read my earlier glowing comments on this book - but as I read on I got more and more disappointed (especially in comparison with the Corrections). Despite Franzen's grand ambition, it never really came together in the end. It ultimately felt somewhat pointless and empty. That said, Franzen's prose is excellent, and it won't put me off reading "Strong Motion". (***)

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