Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Mansion

The Mansion by William Faulkner 1959 / 498 pages rating 9+ / classic American The Mansion starts up at the scene where Mink Snopes shoots Isaac Houston over a cow.  This is back-story from maybe half-way through The Town but where The Town leaves Mink with … Continue reading

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The Town

The Town by William Faulkner 1957 / 418 pages read by Joe Barrett (A) 14h 39m rating 9 / classic American (read and listened) The second volume in The Snopes Trilogy was written seventeen years after The Hamlet,  the first book in the trilogy,  but it takes … Continue reading

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The Hamlet

The Hamlet by William Faulkner 1940 / 432 pages read by Joe Barrett (A) 14h 39m rating 9 / classic American (read and listened) The Hamlet is the first book of what is known as The Snopes Trilogy. Faulkner seems to be … Continue reading

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The Night Guest

The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane (Australian) 2013 / 257 pages read by Lisbeth Kennelly  9h 15m (B+) rating: 8/ literary suspense At first Ruth, a 70-something woman who lives alone in a rather remote part of  Australia and near the sea, thinks … Continue reading

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The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle 2015 / 400 pages read by Graham Hamilton (A) rating 8.5 / contemp. fiction I’ve been reading Boyle since his amazing “Tortilla Curtain” in  1996 or so and by now I’ve read most of his books … Continue reading

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The Paying Guests

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters 2014 /  576 pages read by Juliet Stevenson 21h 26m Rating-  4.5*  / romance / crime  (lesbian) (*1 for the first half and 8 for the second half) Okay – so under some pressure … Continue reading

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Morality Play

Morality Play by Barry Unsworth 1996 / 206 pages read by Michael Maloney 5h 34m rating – 9.25 /  literary crime (but the narration is very poor) * read and listened* Somewhere in northern England one December in mid- to late 14th … Continue reading

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