Category Archives: Kindle/ebook

A Tale for the Time Being x2

A Tale for the Time Being x2 by Ruth Ozeki  (Canada) 2013 / 422 pages read by Ruth Ozeki 14h 43m rating – 8 / fiction This is a re-read because although I read it for the Booker Group back … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Human Existence

The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson 2013 / 208 pages read by Jonathan Hogan 5h 6m rating – 8.5  / nonfiction – science philosophy (I both read and listened to this one) Read for the All-Nonfiction reading … Continue reading

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Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy 1895 / Kindle – 455 pages rating: 9 I think I’ve mentioned before that one reason I enjoy classics is because they give an historical peek into the era in which they were written. … Continue reading

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Anil’s Ghost

Anil’s Ghost by Michael Ondaatje 2000 / 303 pgs (Kindle) Rating:  8 I usually totally enjoy Michael Ondaatje‘s work – especially Divisadero and Cat’s Table, but The English Patient was also quite good.  Imo,  he seems to have been improving as he’s … Continue reading

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Narcopolis

Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil 2012 / 288 pgs ( Kindle) rating:  8.5 This book started out so lovely,  so real, so refreshing.  I’d say the first half was like that. Then,  probably like the addicts themselves,  it just went downhill … Continue reading

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Care of Wooden Floors

Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles 2012/299 pages rating  8 When the unnamed narrator house-sits his friend’s flat in an unnamed Eastern European city he should have known it might be a bit of trouble.  The two friends are … Continue reading

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The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 1963 / 234 pages Rating – 9 The Bell Jar is a moderately short novel.  It’s based on Plath’s experiences as a student in New York when she was about 20 or so (1953) … Continue reading

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The Book of Evidence

The Book of Evidence by John Banville 1989 / 219 pages Rating – 8.5 Freddie Montgomery, a 38-year-old scientist, seems to bumble through life and now he’s out of luck and out of money and seriously wanted by some really … Continue reading

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Holy War

Holy War: How Vasco da Gama’s Epic Voyages Turned the Tide in a Centuries-Old Clash of Civilizations by Nigel Cliff 2011 / 560 pgs Rating – 8.5 When Vasco da Gama managed to steer his little fleet around the Cape … Continue reading

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Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan 2012/K. – 323 pages Rating 7 Okay,  I read McEwan to see what he’s up to.  I loved his early work which was fine story-telling in the suspense genre –  Black Dogs was the best, … Continue reading

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Kalevala

Kalevala Finnish National Epic (from tales) compiled and written by Elias Lönnrot published in 1835 / 600+ pages Rating – 10 I started this long ago,  but restarted in late October 2012.   Going well –  basic mythology with a good … Continue reading

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Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin 1835 / about 200 pages – Kindle (reread) Rating – 9.5 I read this for a group and because I was never able to locate my Penguin edition, I had to use a Gutenberg download. … Continue reading

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