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Books read in 2016, no. 16 – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel Kindle Edition, 2014 The story opens with the onstage death of an actor, Arthur Leander, then moves back and forth between his former life and a post-apocalyptic future. We meet a variety of characters, disparate except for their connection to Leander. In the future we follow an itinerant group of… Continue reading Books read in 2016, no. 16 – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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Books read in 2016 – no.18 The Monarch Of The Glen by Compton Mackenzie

The Monarch Of The Glen by Compton Mackenzie Published 1945 by British Publishers Guild (first published 1941) This isn't quite such a romp as the wonderful 'Whisky Galore' but I very much enjoyed the gentle satire in this book. It's surprising/depressing to learn that Scotland's political landscape hasn't changed that much in the 75 years since this book was published.… Continue reading Books read in 2016 – no.18 The Monarch Of The Glen by Compton Mackenzie

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Books read in 2016: No.12 – Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson

Bats of the Republic: An Illuminated Novel by Zachary Thomas Dodson  2015, Doubleday, 9780385539838 It's been a few weeks since I finished this book... and I still can't decide if it was wonderful or awful. Design-wise it is certainly lots of fun to read, with illustrations, pull out maps and a mysterious letter pasted tantalisingly into the back.… Continue reading Books read in 2016: No.12 – Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson

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Books read in 2016 – no.6 Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock

Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence (Griffin & Sabine Trilogy #1) by Nick Bantock, 1991 I'm re-reading these books in advance of the 25th anniversary publication of a follow up work - The Pharos Gate: Griffin & Sabine's lost correspondence in a few weeks time.  I remember the awe I felt first opening this book all those years ago. It… Continue reading Books read in 2016 – no.6 Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock

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Books read in 2015 – #20 – The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir Kindle Edition 2014 (first published 2011) By turns, laugh out loud funny and heart in mouth thrilling, this book is a rollercoaster of emotions. I was up and down like a Mars rover traversing Arabia Terra! Mark Watney - engineer, botanist, astronaut. Lover of duct tape. Hater of taters. Trapped alone on a… Continue reading Books read in 2015 – #20 – The Martian by Andy Weir