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The Collected Stories
John McGahern
Middlemarch
George Eliot
Omensetter's Luck
William H. Gass
Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
A Naked Singularity (Paper)
Sergio De La Pava
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews
Geoff Dyer
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self
Claire Tomalin
Maps and Legends
Michael Chabon
The Angel's Game - Carlos Ruiz Zafón Got it from the library. I'm glad I didn't pay any money for it….
I got it because of a book review by a local bookstore guy/ author who wrote a rave review somewhere. I shouldnt have been taken in: I didnt like his own book particularly, despite its glowing reviews in the Canadian book pages. It was too infatuated with its own plot line. And Zafon’s book suffers from the same, times 10.
It started off promisingly, but the first page was the best of the book. The book was swollen and needlessly complex. And it became too fabulous. Oh really now, come on.
Back to some paid-for books…..they are usually more reliable.
Worst book of the year.