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Books I read recently that are good

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The Sea
The Sea
"Very worthy Booker winnner"
A Million Little Pieces
A Million Little Pieces
"Engaging account of drug and alcahol rehab"
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
"Fascinating travel novel / historical analysis of ancient and mysterious city"
The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas
The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas
"Probably the best travel writer"
Love in the Time of Cholera (Read Red)
Love in the Time of Cholera (Read Red)
"Genuinely engrossing, unlike 100 Years of Solitude"
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
"Loopy narrative from Peru's failed presidential candidate"
The Power and the Glory (Vintage Classics)
The Power and the Glory (Vintage Classics)
"Graham Greene's best?"
They Shoot Horses, Dont They? (Midnight classics)
They Shoot Horses, Dont They? (Midnight classics)
"Dark side of the American depression"
The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-45
The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-45
"Somewhat tarnished by the cinematic conceits of the movie but still worth reading"
On Beauty
On Beauty
"The jury is still out on this author - but enjoyable all the same"
Brazil (Penguin Modern Classics)
Brazil (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Journey into Brazil's Heart of Darkness"
Under the Volcano (Penguin Modern Classics)
Under the Volcano (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Best novel about Mexico ever written"
Saturday
Saturday
"Tangible portrait of upper-middle class British life in the build-up to the Iraq war"
All the Pretty Horses (Border Trilogy)
All the Pretty Horses (Border Trilogy)
"Bloodthirsty, cinematic, fatalistic Western - fantastic"
The Mimic Men
The Mimic Men
"Typically dark analysis of the colonial experience"
Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas
"Tries to do too much - but a highly imaginative experience all the same"
The Line of Beauty
The Line of Beauty
"Thatcher's Britain, from a gay perspective. Fantastic"
I Am Charlotte Simmons
I Am Charlotte Simmons
"Some familiar and well-trodden Wolfe themes here, but highly entertainining all the same"
The Plot Against America
The Plot Against America
"One of his more compelling novels"
The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right
The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right
"Fascinating socio-political commentary"
Villages
Villages
"Updike savages US suburban life, but this is nothing on 'Rabbit is Rich'"
Death in the Andes
Death in the Andes
"Brutal and disorientating account of boredom, withcraft and terrorism in the Peruvian Andes"
Purple Hibiscus (P.S.)
Purple Hibiscus (P.S.)
"Engaging debut by promising young author"
Human Traces
Human Traces
"Ever-readable, Faulks bravely tackles Victorian medical science and largely succeeds"
The Tribes of Britain
The Tribes of Britain
"Fascinating and informative"