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Date Posted: Thu, Jun 03 2004, 9:20:16 GMT
In reply to: Andy 's message, "Book Recommendations" on Sun, May 30 2004, 9:19:06 GMT

Book recommendations.

'The Cement Garden' by Ian McEwan
(I am still wondering whether Mr O'Neill was somewhat influenced by that piece while writing 'Disturbance')

'The End Of Alice' by A.M. Homes
(If you do not mind MacMurrough in 'At Swim Two Boys' you will not mind this one)

'Middlesex' by Jeffrey Eugenides
(A very nice, long read)

'The Wishing Game' by Patrick Redmond
(It has a haunting, subtle darkness that makes it quite attractive. The ending is a bit over the top though)

'The Wasp Factory' by Iain Banks

"Confessions Of A Mask" by Yukio Mishima
(You will like this and his other works if you like Thomas-Mann-writings, I believe)

"The Boy" by Naeem Murr
(One of these books that you need to read more than once to see more than the details)

"Liar" by Stephen Fry
(In my opinion one of his best novels)

"Notes From A Big Country" by Bill Bryson
(Worth a few laughs)


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Date Posted: Fri, Jun 04 2004, 8:15:03 GMT

Thanks Nicholas. That's really useful. I will add just one more to my list as I did love the book - that is "Spies" by Michael Frayn. Again a beautifully pitched short book from the view point of a young child, set during WW2. He's such a good writer, both of novels and plays.

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