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The Regeneration Trilogy – Pat Barker

The Regeneration Trilogy – Pat Barker – 1966 Regeneration The Eye in the Door The Ghost Road Posted by guillermo maynez on 2/4/2014, 11:49:55 I just finished reading the three books that compose this trilogy by Pat ...

Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett

Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett – 1929 Posted by Steven on 3/7/2012, 9:34:01 (non-spolier) I’m almost finished. The narrator says at one point that Dinah had her hair “marcelled.” I had not seen tha...


Radetzky March – Joseph Roth

Radetzky March – Joseph Roth – 1932 Posted by guillermo maynez on 17/6/2013, 16:29:52 First impressions: This novel is a monument and a mausoleum. But it’s alive. Things get damaged, things get broken. The pro...

Republic – Plato’s Republic

The Republic – Plato – c. 380 BCE Posted by Steven on 1/11/2013, 12:11:19 More mentions Plato’s The Republic once or twice in Utopia and this invites comparison. There are some similarities, but many more diff...


Penguin Island – Anatole France

Penguin Island – Anatole France – 1908 Posted by guillermo maynez on 26/3/2015, 12:24:40 I had never read Anatole France, but finally in a spell between my reading on WWI and its cultural entourage, I took this from...

Paradise of the Blind

Paradise of the Blind – Dương Thu Hương – 1988 Posted by guillermo maynez on 26/8/2014, 11:34:43 I just finished reading this excellent novel by Vietnamese author (woman) Duong Thu Huong. It is set in the 1970’...


Pamela (Virtue Rewarded) – Samuel Richardson

Pamela (Virtue Rewarded) – Samuel Richardson – 1740 Note: This discussion includes comments on Pamela (Richardson), Clarissa (Richardson), Shamela (Fielding), Under the Volcano (Lowry) and 1001 Nights among other li...

Our Man in Havana- Graham Greene

Our Man in Havana- Graham Greene  – 1958                                Posted by Lale on 19/5/2015, 10:16:44 In December when we were in Havana, I bought from a book seller Graham Greene’s “Our Man in Ha...


Omon Ra – Victor Pelevin

Omon Ra – Victor Pelevin – 1992 Posted by guillermo maynezon 22/5/2013, 10:40:53 Did anybody else read “Omon Ra”? I enjoyed it a lot. I think it goes well beyond a satire of the Soviet Union, to create a...

The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett

The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett – 1908 Posted by guillermo maynez on 2/6/2015, 13:27:21 Continuing with my work towards becoming an expert in British literature 1850-1950 , I just read Arnold Bennett̵...