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Killing time

   This is one of those books which crops up time and again on those lists of : books-which-you-ought-to-have-read. I finally got round to doing this. The story follows “Scout”, the daughter of the lawyer Atticus Finch from a small … Continue reading

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Through the letterbox

  I’m always intrigued by the ‘quirky’ novel. This book falls into that category. I do, however, wonder about all the books which never get published at all. What happens to them? What happens to those which are published but … Continue reading

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Journeyman

This is one of those books which many claim to have read and yet others will look down upon you for not having read it. An intellectual snobbishness has grown up around its presence. It appears on lists of books … Continue reading

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Mirage

This book reflects the mirage of life. We have a character in Alan who has been chasing a mirage in his life and is chasing a mirage at work in the possible contract to provide IT to the new KAEC. … Continue reading

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Choice

This book is about choices. It is about how we explore ambition and the drive to succeed and the rationalisations we use in our pursuit of that success. The book is full of complex and well observed characters and this … Continue reading

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The bright lights

F Scott Fitzgerald wrote the Great Gatsby and there has been a vast amount written about it ever since. There have been essays on its allusion to the economic climate of the day and the morals or otherwise of the … Continue reading

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Rich heritage

I always feel slightly privileged to read a book written by Paul Torday. His characterisation is second to none and he manages to elevate the seemingly prosaic to the dizzy heights of completely profound. In this book we meet Ed … Continue reading

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