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1brakketh
Jul 2, 2018, 4:31pm

245 2/3. The Golden Bowl by Henry James.

Incredibly internal and intimate novel. I struggled with sections that felt meandering but overall I found it a very impressive work.

2brakketh
Jul 18, 2018, 6:32am

246 2/3. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Not to my taste sort of meandered along. Wrote this review before seeing the above. I think I might need to read some more modern literature for a while as I appear to have gone off the 'classics'.

3brakketh
Jul 30, 2018, 7:23am

247 2/3. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad.

Spy thriller that clearly heavily influenced le Carre. I really enjoyed the slow burn into incandescence.

4brakketh
Ago 3, 2018, 11:50am

248 2/3. London Fields by Martin Amis.

A frightful glimpse into the lower and criminalised middle class of London.

5brakketh
Ago 7, 2018, 5:42pm

249 2/3. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.

Delightful and dense and beautiful to read. I found this thoroughly enjoyable and hope to come back to it in 10 years for a second read.

6brakketh
Editado: Set 14, 2018, 5:18am

250 2/3. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence.

Enjoyed this slow meander through the three generations of the Brangwen family.

7brakketh
Set 14, 2018, 5:18am

251 2/3. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence.

8brakketh
Out 3, 2018, 5:19am

252 2/3. What Maisie Knew by Henry James.

Not sure what it was about this one but thus far my favourite of the James novels I've read. The story of Maisie stuck between her parents vitriol was somehow beautiful.

9brakketh
Dez 1, 2018, 2:25am

253 2/3. The enormous room by E. E. Cummings.

Amazing and enjoyable glimpse into the rich internal world of e.e. cummings.

10brakketh
Dez 4, 2018, 2:35am

254 2/3. Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd.

Dyer, Hawksmoor, Dyer circling throughout the novel. Great fun and confusing with beautiful turns of phrase.

11brakketh
Dez 31, 2018, 3:26am

255 2/3. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth.

Fascinating alternate history for World War II if American antisemitism was slightly more potent.

12brakketh
Fev 12, 2019, 6:15am

256 2/3. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie.

Lovely magical realism and wish I knew more about post-colonial India.

13brakketh
Fev 28, 2019, 4:18am

257 2/3. The Master by Colm Tóibín.

Compellingly realistic glimpse into a very believable inner life of Henry James.

14brakketh
Mar 23, 2019, 10:58pm

258 2/3. Moon Palace by Paul Auster.

Marco Stanley Fogg's search for identity through the various father (and father figures) relationships. Enjoyable slow burning novel with a sense of magic woven throughout.

15brakketh
Abr 2, 2019, 6:36am

259 2/3. The Information by Martin Amis.

16brakketh
Maio 25, 2019, 8:18am

260 2/3. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James.

Enjoyable fare, Americans in Europe.

17brakketh
Jul 19, 2019, 5:20am

261 2/3. Howards End by E. M. Forster.

18brakketh
Editado: Set 21, 2019, 8:12am

262 2/3. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

Just amazing, I can see why it is often described as a foundation of the modern novel. In many ways it reads like it was written last week rather than more than 400 years ago.

EDIT Just watched the Terry Gillam "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote", would highly recommend it as a great presentation of the story.

19brakketh
Set 21, 2019, 8:11am

263 2/3. Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott.

Having just been through Scotland the description of the highlands was enjoyably evocative for me. The setting during the Jacobite rising definitely piqued my interest in the relationship between Scotland and England.

20gypsysmom
Set 21, 2019, 4:57pm

>19 brakketh: I also visited Scotland this year. I'll have to give this book a try because I also have an interest in the Jacobite wars.

21brakketh
Set 23, 2019, 7:47am

>20 gypsysmom: Hope you find it calls to mind the Scottish countryside as strongly for you as it did for me.

22brakketh
Nov 8, 2019, 10:43pm

264 2/3. A Maggot by John Fowles.

Ever since reading The Collector for a school assignment I've had a soft spot for John Fowles writing. The style drawing from letters and interviews, the lack of resolution and just beautiful writing all made this a thoroughly enjoyable read.

23brakketh
Jan 12, 2020, 4:30am

265 2/3. Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally.

Fascinating story and a respectful approach to presenting largely factual information. Wrenching, as it should be, and well worth the read.

24brakketh
Mar 9, 2020, 5:03am

266 2/3. Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow.

Gangster youth turns into successful business may - very strong Dickensian vibes for me with solid rough-and-ready American gangster.

25brakketh
Nov 28, 2020, 12:14am

267 2/3. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset.

What a wonderful telling of nearly a whole life. Brilliant, amazing and engaging - this may be my favourite discovery through the 1001 reading list so far.

26Yells
Nov 30, 2020, 10:49am

>25 brakketh: Mine too! I'd never heard of it before the list and now I recommend it to everybody.

27annamorphic
Dez 29, 2020, 6:41am

28JayneCM
Dez 29, 2020, 6:47pm

>25 brakketh: I read it years ago as a teenager - my teenage reading was basically if it was over 100 years old, I would read it! I was weird!
I am looking forward to reading it again as part of my list reading. It is one that will always stay with you.

29brakketh
Jan 2, 5:58am

>26 Yells: >27 annamorphic: Glad to hear my enjoyment is shared. It is a special delight to find an unexpected reading pleasure.

>28 JayneCM: You are in for a treat. I imagine your teenage reading habits have left you in good stead. My teenage years were reading a great deal of sword and sorcery fantasy novels (still love them as a form of brain-candy).

Happy new year to all.

30amaryann21
Jan 10, 9:04pm

>267 I'm glad you liked it, because it was torturous for me. I just finished it at the end of 2020 and I was happy to have it over with!

31brakketh
Jan 30, 5:34pm

268 2/3. The Satanic Verses

I always enjoy magical realism so this was one I'd looked forward to for a while. I unfortunately was quite distracted while reading this (due to other life things) so didn't feel I really appreciated it.