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Reading widely since 1972.

Currently reading

A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler
Enduring Love - Ian McEwan Engrossing, tightly-wound, and interesting. I was going to say it was a short book, but looking, I found it was 262 pages. It's just such a page-turner, it went fast. One of the few books where the tension made me want to skip forward to read the end so I would know! I looked up de Clérambault's syndrome, also called erotomania, and it is a real thing. I sometimes avoid McEwan because his books can be so dark, but while this was a kind of noir thriller, it wasn't as dark as I was worried it might be. He's clearly bucking the trend that every modern novel must have a rape or incest to be taken seriously.