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Austen to Zafón

Reading widely since 1972.

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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
The Brief History of the Dead - Kevin Brockmeier I liked this book very much until about 3/4 of the way into it, when I began to get bored. His prose is good and the dialogue is too. The premise is very interesting (the dead exist in their own world as long as someone on earth still remembers them), but the story went on too long for me. I could see what was going to happen and it could have come to the point much more quickly and with less repetition. I still recommend it, but I did skim the last bit.