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    [–] So far... DCLB 2 points ago in 52book

    Well done! What did you think of Why we sleep and Wolf hall?

    [–] Raven with an eye in its beak DCLB 52 points ago in natureismetal

    eye'm impressed.

    FTFY

    [–] 60/52! Had a good year. DCLB 1 points ago in 52book

    Any one you'd particularly recommend?

    [–] 60/52! Had a good year. DCLB 2 points ago in 52book

    Who's your favourite female author?

    [–] 60/52! Had a good year. DCLB 1 points ago in 52book

    That one didn't take me too long (Murakami never does) but I cheated a little by counting it in the edition that I read it in (3 separate books).. ;)

    [–] 60/52! Had a good year. DCLB 2 points ago in 52book

    It's definitely a chilling, quite nihilistic read. I read it at the start of the year and it's not too long so I don't remember much from the writing style in itself, I do want to read more from him though as he's such an interesting character in Japanese culture.

    [–] 60/52! Had a good year. DCLB 1 points ago in 52book

    I loved it! Definitely in my top 3 of his books.

    [–] 60/52! Had a good year. DCLB 1 points ago in 52book

    I love Tolstoy as he manages to capture human nature far better than anyone else I've ever read. I find it difficult to put into words, but his characters seem to be moved not just by external goals or temporary heavy emotions, but by a constant very fine interaction of development of the outside and the inside, really quite beautiful. That said I liked Anna Karenina a lot better. Near the end of War and Peace Tolstoy gets increasingly critical of the telling of history in his time and the book is in many ways an essay, whereas Anna Karenina is more of a novel in a pure sense.

    [–] 60/52! Had a good year. DCLB 3 points ago in 52book

    Cheers!

    [–] 60/52! Had a good year. DCLB 2 points ago in 52book

    I haven't! You mention her in the same breath as Zadie Smith though, and I love her books (White Teeth might be my favourite book of all time). Is Didion similar? Which book(s) would you recommend?

    [–] 60/52! Had a good year. DCLB 4 points ago in 52book

    Right back at ya!