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Time's Arrow by Martin Amis
Wow. This is the most unique book I've ever set eyes upon. The story is brilliantly told.. backwards! Amis handles MORE »
posted in blended perspectives 2002-08-08 16:48

Fraud by David Rakoff
At the library this afternoon I discovered David Rakoff's collection of essays. I feel like anything I say about the MORE »
posted in blended perspectives 2002-08-08 16:52

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Now I remember why this book struck me when I was looking through the shelves: Salinger is known for his MORE »
posted in blended perspectives 2002-08-08 16:55

Nick Hornby: How to be Good
What a Great book! It really made me think about what it means to be truly good... MORE »
posted in andersja's blog 2002-08-12 19:34

Ari Behn: Trist som faen (short stories)
Behn, having married the Norwegian Princess Märtha Louise, has been hyped as a "cool" author the last few years, so I thought I'd read his (only) book... MORE »
posted in andersja's blog 2002-08-12 20:03

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
If a book can be chilling and haunting, Bradbury does it here. His vision for the future is different than MORE »
posted in blended perspectives 2002-08-14 09:33

Lisa Jewell: Thirty Nothing
A twisting and turning love story about a couple of thirty-somethings in denial of true love, uncertain of the love of their exes and so on... Entertaining. MORE »
posted in andersja's blog 2002-08-17 00:29

The Dream of Scipio
Book Review: Iain Pears writes Literature. But very, very good literature. MORE »
posted in W6 Daily 2002-09-03 14:59

Nick Hornby (ed): Speaking With the Angel
12 authors, 12 first-person short stories that are as different as they possibly can be, yet maintaining high quality throughout. MORE »
posted in andersja's blog 2002-09-20 01:17

Review: Mike Gayle: Dinner for two
A funny read for women who want to understand men better, and for men trying to understand why women understand so little sometimes ;-) MORE »
posted in andersja's blog 2002-10-11 16:05

Blott On The Landscape
A summary and story line of Tom Sharpe's "Blott on the Landscape". MORE »
posted in Bookmoz.org 2002-12-08 05:34

Island
Finished reading The Island, by Aldous Huxley, in the past week. A few years ago, I started reading it, but MORE »
posted in Reflective Surface 2002-12-08 18:41

Proteus
A friend of mine had recommended me one of Morris West books called The Navigator, which I promptly borrowed from MORE »
posted in Reflective Surface 2002-12-08 20:25

The Navigator
As I wrote in a previous entry, a friend of mine recommended me one of Morris West's books: The Navigator. MORE »
posted in Reflective Surface 2002-12-16 02:34

Review: Atonement by Ian McEwan
An excellent book: The author cleverly lets us see a developing story from multiple angles; through tapping into several of the actors' minds. Innocent and well-meaning Briony's misunderstandings of the world of the grown ups seem authentic and help un... MORE »
posted in andersja's blog 2002-12-26 16:56

Books: Life of Galileo
I have just finished reading Life of Galileo, by Bertolt Brecht. The play, which tells the story of Galileo Galilei and his trial by the Roman Inquisition in the 1600s, is a story about resistance and about the moral and social responsibilitie... MORE »
posted in Agustin Schapira 2002-12-30 21:29

Books: Life of Galileo
I have just finished reading Life of Galileo, by Bertolt Brecht. The play, which tells the story of Galileo Galilei and his trial by the Roman Inquisition in the 1600s, is a story about resistance and about the moral and social responsibilitie... MORE »
posted in Agustin Schapira 2002-12-31 14:02

Book Review - Prey: A Novel
In "Prey: A Novel" author Michael Crichton moves away from the huge dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park" or the large primates of "Congo" to take us into the relatively new science of nanotechnology..... MORE »
posted in John's Jottings 2003-01-21 16:20

Lost Horizon
Last week, I reread Lost Horizon, by James Hilton, one of the classical Utopias described in literature and also one... MORE »
posted in Reflective Surface 2003-02-26 00:35

The Big Read
The BBC have started their Big Read campaign to find the nation's favourite book. The Lord of the Rings, or a Harry Potter book, will no doubt come out top... MORE »
posted in One Continuous Mistake 2003-04-07 15:08

White Jazz
For any James Ellroy fans here's a recent interview with Nick Nolte where he mention's working on White Jazz again. This project seem's to have been on the go for... MORE »
posted in One Continuous Mistake 2003-04-13 15:55

The Leopard
I had first heard about Giuseppe di Lampedusa's novel at around the same time. A couple of professors, or perhaps graduate students, had spoken approvingly of it. In my flush of academic enthusiasm, I wanted badly to pick up a copy MORE »
posted in pork 2003-05-13 19:58

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