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June 2014
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reviewed: Pakistan: A Personal History
A bit boring at times, though it may be because I hold no sympathy to his politics and "philosophy". Iqbal was a visionary fo...
Pakistan: A Personal History - Imran Khan
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June 2014
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reviewed: After Life
I find the setting fascinating though I don't really care about the mystery.
After Life - Rhian Ellis
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May 2014
25
reviewed: England Your England
Some of his assessments are a bit too optimistic or pessimistic by hindsight, however certain points he made, e.g. on how wri...
England Your England - T. R. Fyvel, George Orwell
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May 2014
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May 2014
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May 2014
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April 2014
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April 2014
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reviewed: Sexing the Cherry
Parts of it reminds me of Angela Carter's fairytale/folklore retellings as well as [b:Invisible Cities|9809|Invisible Cities|...
Sexing the Cherry - Jeanette Winterson
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March 2014
30
reviewed: The Accident
There is some interesting insights on publishing industry. OTOH, I find it a bit strange that so many people were making phot...
The Accident - Chris Pavone
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March 2014
11
reviewed: Wolf Hall
I didn't know that the history of English reformation can be so fascinating.
Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
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February 2014
17
reviewed: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
I'm not always a fan of Romanticism, but imho Blake's radical revolutionary vision is remarkable.
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - William Blake
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February 2014
15
reviewed: Kiss of the Spider Woman
Written almost completely in dialogues & footnotes. Tragic & beautiful.
Kiss of the Spider Woman - Manuel Puig
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February 2014
14
reviewed: The Invention of Wings: A Novel
The subject matter is interesting. It would be better had there been more description on the relationships and interaction be...
The Invention of Wings: A Novel - Sue Monk Kidd
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January 2014
12
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January 2014
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reviewed: A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present
History of the U.S. from a Marxist & humanist perspective.
A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present - Howard Zinn
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December 2013
27
reviewed: Radiant Days
A YA coming-of-age story about art, 1970s American underground art scene, Paris Commune, Rimbaud, and love in the Platonic se...
Radiant Days - Elizabeth Hand
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December 2013
25
reviewed: Boating for Beginners
Winterson's Mouty Python-like story about the Christian right that managed to be both hilarious and tragic. According to the ...
Boating for Beginners - Jeanette Winterson
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December 2013
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November 2013
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November 2013
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November 2013
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October 2013
27
reviewed: The Man Who Bridged the Mist
A short sf/f story in which nothing unexpected happens, the sf/f elements are of relatively little importance, and the focus ...
The Man Who Bridged the Mist - Kij Johnson
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October 2013
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October 2013
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reviewed: Peter Pan
I like this surreal story on growing up & make-believe & I think it's one of the very few children's books that can speak to ...
Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie, Michael Hague
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October 2013
09
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Very beautifully written but could be a bit predictable if you're familiar with these kind of stories.
Black Venus - Angela Carter
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