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Books I've read in 2009

Beaky
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Vintage Classics)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Vintage Classics)
"Dark and wonderful."
Heart of Darkness (Penguin Classics)
Heart of Darkness (Penguin Classics)
"Read this for a course, found it quite uncomfortable and not particularly interesting."
On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)
On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Quite enjoyable and fun but the working-class feminist in me got a bit riled by it!"
Howl (Pocket Poets) (City Lights Pocket Poets Series)
Howl (Pocket Poets) (City Lights Pocket Poets Series)
"Absolutely phenomenal, it changed the way I see poetry. Incredible."
The Beard; [a Play]
The Beard; [a Play]
"Very dirty and ridiculous!!"
Le Mur
Le Mur
"Great collection of thought-provoking short stories."
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock
"Gripping thriller; so much more than just a 'mob' story."
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
"I didn't like the more fantastical parts of the story but it was quite interesting."
The Year of Living Biblically
The Year of Living Biblically
"Silly but enjoyable for when a light-hearted, distracting book is needed!"
High Fidelity
High Fidelity
"Reminded me of Bridget Jones's Diary, wouldn't recommend."
Wallace Berman: Photographs
Wallace Berman: Photographs
"Beautiful, evocative photographs. Very highly recommended!"
Semina Culture: Wallace Berman and His Circle
Semina Culture: Wallace Berman and His Circle
"Fantastic comprehensive guide to 50s West Coast Beat scene and the amazing Wallace Berman!"
Giacometti
Giacometti
"Excellent book on an intriguing sculptor."
The Well Of Loneliness (VMC)
The Well Of Loneliness (VMC)
"Interesting to read an early lesbian novel but badly written and both laughable and depressing. Got quite absorbed in it though!"
The Group (Harvest Book)
The Group (Harvest Book)
"I loved this book!!! Sparkling."
Revolutionary Road
Revolutionary Road
"Instantly became one of my favourite books- just brilliant! Brilliant, well-observed characters."
Falconer (Penguin Classics)
Falconer (Penguin Classics)
"Great novel, gritty but human."
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Penguin Classics)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Penguin Classics)
"I wanted to love it but it didn't grab me. Lovely illustrations though."
Franny and Zooey
Franny and Zooey
"I fell in love with the Glass family! Brilliant!"
The Golden Notebook (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
The Golden Notebook (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
"Really interesting look at women, communism and relationships in the 50s. Unusual structure."
The Magic Toyshop (VMC)
The Magic Toyshop (VMC)
"A fairy story for adults- magical, unsettling, unexpected escapism. Will definitely be reading more Carter."
The Passion Of New Eve (VMC)
The Passion Of New Eve (VMC)
"What a disappointment after 'The Magic Toyshop'! This was very sci-fi. Wouldn't recommend."
Disgrace
Disgrace
"Very good and very thought-provoking. Merits reflection."