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The Bone People – Keri Hulme

The Bone People – Keri Hulme – 1984 Posted by Guillermo Maynez on 2/2/2013, 11:43:46 I’ve given up on “The Bone People” on page 175. I don’t like them. Not even the kid has inspired sympathy,...

The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler

The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler – 1939 Posted by guillermo maynez on 3/9/2014, 11:30:02 I took a break from WWI / Vietnam to read Raymond Chandler’s “The Big Sleep”. I still think “Farewell ...


Amelia – Henry Fielding

Amelia – Henry Fielding – 1751 Posted by Steven on 30/5/2015, 15:56:05 I just finished another 18th century girl: Amelia by Henry Fielding. Its lack of humor and its high moral tone are both surprising for Fielding,...

As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner

Faulkner's As I Lay Dying proves the claim that the stream-of-consciousness style of prose can be a genuinely beautiful artform. In a sublime mixture of inventive verbage and character transformations amid a sorrowful tale of a...


A Mind at Peace (Huzur) – Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar

A Mind at Peace (Huzur) – Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar – 1948 Posted by Steven on 5/8/2012, 23:35:28 Just finished it. What an amazing book! At times I wasn’t sold on it, but eventually I couldn’t put it down, a...

Against the Grain / À Rebours – Joris-Karl Huysmans

An invaluable discovery. It is a wonderful book about French decadentisme, but more than that, an incredible fantasy about alternatives to the vacuity of life, an Existentialist precursor, an exercise in eccentricity, a catalog...


A Heart So White – Javier Marías

A Heart So White – Javier Marías – 1992 Posted by guillermo maynez User on 24/4/2013, 16:03:47 Has any of you read something by Spanish novelist Javier Marias? I’d had him for very long on my reading list, and...