Top Five Tuesdays: Fictional Authors

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I just finished reading The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster and in Locked Room, the last book of the trilogy, there is a character named “Fanshawe” and he is a writer whose works were published posthumously to critical acclaim. And it made me wonder about the fictional writers that I have encountered whose groundbreaking works we shall never read … Continue reading

Book Lust: January 2013

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“New year, new books” is now my favorite saying every New Year even if I just made it out of thin air to suit my book hoarding purposes. Anyway, I was doing fine with my new year’s resolution of limiting myself from hoarding books until I visited NBS, Fullybooked, and Booksale. To be fair, some … Continue reading

Book Review: Any Human Heart by William Boyd

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“That’s all your life amounts to in the end: the aggregate of all the good luck and the bad luck you experience. Everything is explained by that simple formula. Tot it up – look at the respective piles. There’s nothing you can do about it: nobody shares it out, allocates it to this one or … Continue reading

Essential Reading: January

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Well, it’s that time of the month again for my Essential Reading post. Before I begin the list for January, I will just point out that I made some changes to the way that I shall choose books. I will no longer be thematic in my choices and I shall only employ themes every now … Continue reading

Best Reads of 2012

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2012 was really an awesome reading year for me. I have managed to finish 61 books (including graphic novels) which means I exceeded the number of books required for my Goodreads’ 2012 Reading Challenge. All in all, it was a very great reading year. But, of course, some books are better than others and this … Continue reading