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My favourite books of the 21st century, so far…

  Recently ‘The Guardian’ published a list of the ‘best’ books of the twenty first century so far. It got me to thinking and so here I present my own list. They may not be acknowledged ‘classics’ (though some are) … Continue reading

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‘My Year of Rest and Relaxation’ Ottessa Moshfegh

‘Oh, sleep, nothing else could ever bring me such pleasure, such freedom, the power to feel and move and think and imagine, safe from the miseries of my waking and consciousness.’ I recently wrote about Sayaka Murata’s charming ‘Convenience Store … Continue reading

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‘Little Deaths’ Emma Flint

‘Little Deaths’ as a title is ingenious, drawing you to the heart of this excellent novel. ‘Little Deaths’ because it is the murder of two children which sets off the chain of events which their mother, Ruth, must endure. ‘Little … Continue reading

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‘Eileen’ -Ottessa Moshfegh

‘Will you please stop it! I have never found the action of deviates to be in the least bit amusing.’ Peggy Gravel (Mink Stole) in John Water’s ‘Desperate Living’. (1974) ‘Eileen’ has been smuggled into the world of ‘literature’, disguised … Continue reading

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