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Book: Transmission by Hari Kunzru

Transmission by Hari KunzruMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Hari Kunzru’s second novel is the story of Indian programmer Arjun Mehta who loses his dream job in America when the IT bubble bursts. He will do anything to stay in … Continue reading

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Book: The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh

The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh by Evelyn WaughMy rating: 3 of 5 stars This underrated British writer is a master of short fiction. The enthralling collection includes the story of an explorer who is lost in a remote Brazilian … Continue reading

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Books: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa GyasiMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Yaa Gyasi’s “Homegoing” explores the slave trade and its impact over the generations from the 18th-century British Gold Coast colony to modern-day Ghana. Each chapter in this ambitious novel is from … Continue reading

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Books: A Garden of Earthly Delights by Joyce Carol Oates

A Garden of Earthly Delights by Joyce Carol OatesMy rating: 2 of 5 stars This was my first Joyce Carol Oates novel and it’s a difficult read beginning with the lives of “white trash” migrant farmworkers in the United States. … Continue reading

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Books: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomeryMy rating: 4 of 5 stars I finished this just in time for the new Netflix series based on the 1908 novel by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery. Anne, the red-haired orphan girl who … Continue reading

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More Books

One Day by David NichollsMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Dex and Em love each other, or do they? This novel uses the unusual format of using one day (July 15) over a course of 20 years to offer snapshots … Continue reading

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Four books

  My Kindle cracked from side to side,With a heavy heart I put it aside,For now, I return to books unread,Till a new one arrives in its stead. Here’s what I finished over the past month: A GAME OF THRONES … Continue reading

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