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10/50 The Kills - Richard House This was well written and an enjoyable read, yet after 1,000 pages it would've been nice if any of the threads of the storyline were truly resolved.
Work and family have slowed me down recently, however: 6/50 Fall of Giants - Ken Follett Nothing amazing, but a good story of interlinked families upto and during World War 1 7/50 Winter of the World - Ken Follett Inter war years sand through World War 2, a little edgier but still fairly tame 8/50 A Most Wanted Man - John Le Carre Not as good as his Cold War stories, but an enjoyable read 9/50 The Son - Phillip Meyer I almost forgot to add this. Appreciate the...
5/50 Tsukuru Tazaki - Murakami It's already been reviewed and I wasn't sure what to expect. This ended up being one of my favourite from Murakami, despite the loose ends. Maybe it's the closer to real life nature of the story, or just the easy flow.
4/50 The Talented Mr. Ripley - Patricia Highsmith Much better than the film, the constant paranoia and insecurity really makes this.
3/50 Quartet for the end of time - Johanna Skibsrud Four interconnected people chronicled as they go through various lesser known events of 20th century US history, set up in the to resemble the piece of music with the same name as the book. Such a great concept that I really wanted to enjoy this, but I couldn't. Overly descriptive, often rambling and ill formed characters. Don't waste your time.
Thanks for the welcome 2/50 A River in May - Edward Wilson Vietnam war fiction with a twist, this was good although I understand the other work by the same author is different I'm ready to read more.
I've been a long time lurker in this thread and probably read 50 last year but didn't keep track. Lots of books I'll get to have been picked up because of the brief reviews you write 1/50 American Rust - Philipp Meyer Not something I'd have found myself, but very good. Thanks
Condolences Pio and good luck SField.
Quote: Originally Posted by Dakota rube I keep my list at Shelfari This looks good, now time to start adding at least this years books to it.
Thanks for the suggestions so far. It's probably closer to ten years since I last went anywhere and even then I probably didn't have quite patience and appreciation that I do now, so all options will be relatively new experiences for me. Tate Modern and British Museum are the first that sprang to mind, but also considering the Saatchi Gallery.
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