Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough 2015 / pages rating: 8 This is a really enjoyable book, well researched and nicely written. The subject matter is of relatively narrow scope so McCullough’s focus is primarily on the characters, personalities and relationships … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell 2007 / 277 pages rating – 7.5 / contemp fiction I’m not fond of books without chapter divisions – what is it the reader is supposed to do, read it in … Continue reading

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Housekeeping

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson 1980 /219 pages rating: 9 / 20th century fiction I’ve read all of Marilynne Robinson’s novels but this one, Gilead (2004), Home (2008), and Lila (2014) – all terrific. So I was interested in reading this … Continue reading

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Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy 1874/ 500 or so pages rating: 10 / classic – 19th century England I’ve read several of Hardy’s novels and enjoy them quite a lot. This is his best according to many … Continue reading

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