Tagged “book”

Note · 2:46 PM · Glasgow

I’ve started reading Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel.

Note · 11:00 PM · Glasgow

I’ve started reading Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler.

Note · 10:43 PM · Glasgow

I’ve just finished reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Isihiguro.

Afterwards I was also keen to see the film, which I enjoyed. It featured great performances by Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield in particular, and a haunting score. Although I enjoyed the book, I found it a little slow-paced and so watching the film helped bring it all together (despite taking a few liberties with the plot).

Lastly, I enjoyed this short interview with the author in which he interestingly remarked that the sci-fi element was just a device to support the primary topic of managing friendship and loving relationships within our short lifetimes.

Note · 3:40 PM · Glasgow

I’ve started reading Exhalation by Ted Chiang.

Note · 8:21 PM · Glasgow

I’ve started reading Recursion by Blake Crouch.

Note · 11:00 AM · Parque la Carolina, Marbella, Spain

I’ll tell you wot – that woz a propa’ poolside page-turner and no mistake. Nice work Russ Forman.

Laurence with a copy of “Harry’s Kebabs” by Russ Forman
Me with my copy of “Harry’s Kebabs” by DJ Dribbler

1984 by George Orwell

I’ve just read 1984 by George Orwell. I know, I know… I should have done this a long time ago. Anyway, here’s what I thought.

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“Stasiland”, a book by Anna Funder

I've just finished reading Stasiland by Anna Funder, having received the recommendation from a friend.

It tells a series of extraordinary and often heart-wrenching stories from the underbelly of the former East Germany. I thought it was fantastic and highly recommend it.

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