Books reviewed

A

Abse, Dannie
The Strange Case of Dr Simmonds and Dr Glas

Anderson, Jessica
One of the Wattle Birds
Tirra Lirra by the River

Asimov, Isaac
Caves of Steel

Atwood, Margaret
Oryx and Crake

Auster, Paul
The New York Trilogy

Azzopardi, Trezza
Winterton Blue

B

Baker, Nicholas
Vox

Banks, Iain M
The Player of Games

Baring-Gould, William S
The Lure of the Limerick

Beckett, Samuel
Krapp’s Last Tape
Molloy

Berger, John
Confabulations

Bernhard, Thomas
Old Masters

Blanchot, Maurice
The Madness of the Day

Bone, Edith
Seven Years Solitary

Bourdouxhe, Madeleine
La Femme de Gilles

Bradbury, Ray
Farenheit 451
Something Wicked This Way Comes

Bryson, Bill
Shakespeare

Burns, Robert
The Complete Poetical Works

Burnside, John
A Summer of Drowning

Byrne, Peter
The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III: Multiple Universes, Mutual Assured Destruction, and the Meltdown of a Nuclear Family

C

Campbell, Paddy
Wet House

Capote, Truman
One Christmas
The Thanksgiving Visitor and A Christmas Memory

Carey, Peter
The Chemistry of Tears

Carofiglio, Gianrico
Involuntary Witness
Reasonable Doubts
A Walk in the Dark
Temporary Perfections

Carr, Nicholas G
The Shallows What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

Carroll, Sean
Brave Genius

Chabon, Michael
A Model World and Other Stories
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Chandler, Raymond
Farewell, My Lovely

Chaudhuri, Amit
Real Time

Chekhov, Mikhail
A Brother’s Memoir

Chessex, Jacques
A Jew Must Die

Chopin, Kate
The Awakening

Church, Brian
Learn Greek in 25 Years

Coetzee,JM
Youth

Cook, Kenneth
Wake in Fright

Cormon, Pierre
Swiss Politics for Complete Beginners

Crompton, Richmal
William the Fourth

D

Dalrymple, Theodore
In Praise of Prejudice
Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass

Davis, Lydia
Samuel Johnson is Indignant

Dibdin, Michael
Medusa
And then you die

Dick, Philip K
Flow my tears, the policeman said
A Scanner Darkly

Donaldson, Stephen R
Lord Foul’s Bane

Doxiadis, Apostolos
Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture

E

Ehrenreich, Barbara
Fear of Falling

F

Faye, Éric
Nagasaki

Feyerabend, Paul
Killing Time

Ferrante, Elena
My Brilliant Friend

Fine, Cordelia
Delusions of Gender
More on Delusions of Gender

Fitzgerald, F Scott
The Great Gatsby
The Last Tycoon
Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald, Penelope
Offshore

Flaubert, Gustave
Madame Bovary

Fowler, Christopher
The Invisible Code

Frayn, Michael
Stage Directions

G

Gaita, Raimond
Romulus, My Father
After Romulus

Galgut, Damon
The Impostor
In a Strange Room
The Quarry
Small Circle of Beings
Arctic Summer

Gibson, William
Pattern Recognition

Ghosh, Amitav
Circle of Reason

Gorky, Maxim
Children of the Sun

Gregory, Jane
Fred Hoyle’s Universe

Grushin, Olga
The Concert Ticket
The Dream Life of Sukhanov

H

Hardy, Thomas
Tess of the d’Urberville

Harrison, Harry
Deathworld

Heinlein, Robert A
Farnham’s Freehold

Highsmith, Patricia
The Glass Cell
Those Who Walk Away

Hoyle, Fred
Home is Where the Wind Blows

Hyland, MJ
Carry Me Down

I

Isherwood, Christopher
Goodbye to Berlin
Mr Norris Changes Trains

Kazuo Ishiguro
Nocturnes

J

Jacob, Richard
How to Live with a Huge Penis

Jansson, Tove
A Winter’s Book

Josipovici, Gabriel
Infinity: The Story of a Moment

K

Kästner, Erich
Going to the Dogs: The Story of a Moralist

Kawabata, Yasunari
The Master of Go
The Snow Country

Kent, Hannah
Burial Rites

Klemperer, Victor
Language of the Third Reich

Kuhn, Thomas
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

L

Lackberg, Camilla
The Lost Boy

Lanchester, John
Capital

Laxness

Independent People

Laurain, Antoine
The Red Notebook

Le Carré, John
A Most Wanted Man
Single and Single

Lightman, Alan
Einstein’s Dreams

Lindgren, Astrid
Karlsen on the Roof

Lively, Penelope
The Photograph

Loos, Anita
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

M

Marouane, Leïla 
The Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris

Martin, AE
Death in the Limelight
The Chinese Bed Mysteries

Marquis, Don
Archy and Mehitabel

McEwan, Ian
On Chesil Beach

McPhee, John
La Place de la Concorde Suisse (The Swiss Army)

Miller, Arthur
Incident at Vichy

Mistry, Rohinton
A Fine Balance
Such a Long Journey

Munro, Alice
Dear Life
Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage
Lives of Girls and Women
Open Secrets
Runaway
The Progress of Love
The Love of a Good Woman

Murdoch, Iris
The Sea, the sea

N

Nabokov, Vlad
Lolita

Naipaul, VS
An Area of Darkness
Mr Stone and the Knights Companion

Nakamura, Hikaru
Bullet Chess

Némirovsky, Irène
Jezebel

O

Ondaatje, Michael
Anil’s Ghost

O’Neill, Eugene
Strange Interlude

P

Pamuk, Orhan
The Museum of Innocence

Perlman, Elliot
The Streetsweeper

Petterson, Per
Out Stealing Horses

Plath, Sylvia
Ariel

Potter, Stephen
The Theory And Practice Of Gamesmanship

Powers, Kevin
The Yellow Birds

Priest, Christopher
A Dream of Wessex

R

Ridiculusmus
The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

Rimington, Stella
The Geneva Trap

Rowling, JK
Harry Potter

S

Sagan, Carl
Contact

St John, Madeleine
The Essence of the Thing
Women in Black

Schultz, Charles M.
Peanuts Treasury

Shakespeare, William
Hamlet
Much Ado About Nothing
Pericles
Romeo and Juliet
Twelfth Night

Shaw, Irwin
Nightwork

Schalansky, Judith
The Giraffe’s Neck

Slater, Nelson compiler
Fruits of Mormonism

Smolin, Lee
The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next

Snow, CP
The Affair

Söderberg, Hjalmar
Doktor Glas
Martin Birck’s Youth

Stead, Christina
The Man Who Loved Children

Strout, Elizabeth
The Burgess Boys

T

Tan, Shaun
The Lost Thing

Tartt, Donna
The Goldfinch

Tefler, Kevin
Peter Pan’s First XI

Thompson, David
Thai Food

Thompson, Jim
The Grifters

Tower, Wells
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

Tyler, Anne
The Beginner’s Goodbye
Noah’s Compass
Patchwork Planet

V

Voltaire
Candide

Vonnegut, Kurt
Jailbird
God Bless You, Mr Rosewater
Mother Night
Timequake

W

Wharton, Edith
The Age of Innocence

White, EB
The Second Tree from the Corner

Wilson, Kevin
The Family Fang

Winton, Tim
Cloudstreet

Y

Yourcenar, Marguerite
Two Lives and a Dream

Z

Zelazny, Roger
The Dream Master

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