Brain Gourmet

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August 2016
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reviewed: Multiple Choice
I agree with those who label this little book as pretentious, but I guess I don’t mind pretentious as long the author:a) Has ...
Multiple Choice - Alejandro Zambra, Megan McDowell
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July 2016
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reviewed: An Unnecessary Woman
I expected this to be overwhelming and with a strong underlying message, but it was rather over the top and failed to get und...
An Unnecessary Woman - Rabih Alameddine
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July 2016
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July 2016
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reviewed: Земя за прицел: Изборът
Осиротя книгата без стария Скарлатов... Тази част беше доста по-слаба от предходните две - предвидима, съшита с бели конци на...
Земя за прицел: Изборът - Свобода Бъчварова
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July 2016
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June 2016
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June 2016
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reviewed: Mr Gwyn
Nauseatingly pretentious in a painfully clichéd way. Still, there was something endearing about it. It is hard to altogether ...
Mr Gwyn - Alessandro Baricco
reviewed: The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson [Illustrated]
I read Emily Dickinson in translation back at school and remember thinking her poetry was plain.Reading her now, I realise th...
The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson [Illustrated] - Emily Dickinson
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reviewed: The Secret History
This was not my cup of tea at all. Rather than a genuine tea brand it was a mix of several flavours (the pungent King flavour...
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
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June 2016
09
reviewed: The Woman Who Wasn't There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception
I found that there was much more to this than a simple story of deception. It addresses so many other phenomena that we have ...
The Woman Who Wasn't There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception - Robin Gaby Fisher, Angelo J Guglielmo
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June 2016
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May 2016
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reviewed: The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro
Have you ever thought of someone you haven’t thought of for years and then, suddenly, heard from them in that same instant yo...
The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro - Antonio Tabucchi, J.C. Patrick
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May 2016
06
reviewed: Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family
For a long time I have been considering adding two new shelves - big-and-beautiful, governed by War and Peace and big-and-bor...
Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family - Thomas Mann, John E. Woods, T.J. Reed
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April 2016
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April 2016
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reviewed: The White Hotel
RECIPE FOR THE SUCCESSFUL NOVEL:Ingredients:Take 30% sexTake 20% HolocaustTake 20% FreudTake 10% deathTake 10% violenceTake 1...
The White Hotel - D.M. Thomas
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April 2016
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reviewed: Flying Creatures of Fra Angelico
Tabucchi, where have you been all my life?! I feel like I want to read all your books in a day, to cover my walls with poster...
Flying Creatures of Fra Angelico - Antonio Tabucchi, Tim Parks
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April 2016
23
reviewed: Sostiene Pereira (Universale economica) (Italian Edition)
I don’t know what it is about Tabucchi, but no other man writer has ever cast such a spell on me.His books are like air – lig...
Sostiene Pereira (Universale economica) (Italian Edition) - Antonio Tabucchi
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April 2016
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reviewed: On Chesil Beach
If I can paraphrase the first sentence from the description – A novel of remarkable shallowness and pretence from one of the ...
On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan
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April 2016
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reviewed: What Belongs to You
Poetry in prose. One of the most haunting, sensual and tender novels I have read. This is obviously no fiction, and thank god...
What Belongs to You - Garth Greenwell
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April 2016
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reviewed: Selected Poems
Beauty created for the happyBeauty you run a great riskThose hands crossed on your kneesAre an assassin’s implementsThis mout...
Selected Poems - Paul Éluard, Gilbert Bowen
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Fortunata and Jacinta: Two Stories of Married Women
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