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“We Are Not Ourselves” by Matthew Thomas (2014) – set to become a classic

Oh, what a good book. What a really great read. This is without a shadow of a doubt going to be one of my books of the year. I have just put the novel down, and a thousand thoughts are … Continue reading

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“Revolutionary Road” by Richard Yates (1961) – book review

This is one of my best-loved books of recent years, up there with “Stoner” and “Crossing to Safety“. It’s a masterpiece. I defy you not to follow April and Frank’s travails through suburbia and their attempts to survive in a … Continue reading

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“Stoner” by John Williams (1965) – book review

A very great friend who is married to a very great friend (let’s just call him “Mr P” for short) was reading this one holiday weekend, and I always like to fly along on his literary cuffs*, for he is … Continue reading

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