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The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam

The Golden Legend is another exquisitely written novel by Nadeem Aslam. An enthralling view into a world of politics, religion, persecution, corruption, love, loyalty, and extremism. A story of  violence and tenderness, love and fear, hope and despair, in a nation wracked … Continue reading

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number9dream, David Mitchell

I’ve liked most of what I’ve read of David Mitchell’s work. He writes in interesting ways – never satisfied in telling a story in the most straight forward way, he experiments with genres, styles and, writing forms; even in the … Continue reading

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New Salman Rushdie novel depicts Obama and Trump’s US

According to publisher Jonathan Cape, The Golden House, Rushdie’s 13th novel, follows “a young American filmmaker whose involvement with a secretive, tragedy-haunted family teaches him how to become a man”. Starting with the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2008, the … Continue reading

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Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War by Joseph Loc

A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War by Joseph Loconte, is one of several books I’ve read over the past couple of years about WWI, its origins and its ongoing effects. What it says about the spiritual conditions leading … Continue reading

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Schindler’s Ark, by Thomas Keneally

This is my 300th book read, since starting this blog in November 2009. I wanted to mark my triple century with something of significance and worth, and thought this book met those conditions. As a Booker prize winner it has … Continue reading

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300!!!

Since I started my “books read” list in November 2009, I’ve read 298 books (as of today). That means I’m only 2 books away from the triple century milestone and have read an average of 40+ books per year for … Continue reading

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A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam

I read this over two days during my Christmas break and I’d love to write something that could express how much I enjoyed it. But I wouldn’t want my own expressive shortcomings to diminish anyone’s impression of the book through … Continue reading

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Ghostwritten by David Mitchell

I have strong but mixed feelings about David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten. I love his style and the way he structures this collection of inter-related stories, but some of the content of those stories is jarringly crude. It’s a similar issue I’ve … Continue reading

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The Wasted Vigil, Nadeem Aslam

I’m writing this before I’ve finished the book, because Nadeem Aslam’s The Wasted Vigil is book that I don’t want to end. I want to write something about it now before I face the disappointment of reaching the last page. … Continue reading

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Funny Girl, Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby was another safe bet. Another author who could be trusted to help me out of the book-reading difficulties I had last year. One of the appealing things about Funny Girl was its nostalgia; there were a lot of … Continue reading

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