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Geek Love (Abacus Books)
Geek Love (Abacus Books)
"Amazing tale of circus freaks. Weird and touching."
Not Fade Away
Not Fade Away
"Like Steinbeck's Cannery Row with added rock and roll."
The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar
"I know I know, suicidal lady poet. It doesn't bode well. But it is FABULOUS!"
Fraser Macdonald G. : Flash for Freedom] (Plume)
Fraser Macdonald G. : Flash for Freedom] (Plume)
"OK so GMF is a reactionary old git but this and all the other Flashies are great fun."
Different Seasons
Different Seasons
"Long short stories. The stuff the movies Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me were based on is between these covers."
Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas
"Several books in one. Brilliant. Clever. Entertaining."
A Confederacy of Dunces (Penguin Classics)
A Confederacy of Dunces (Penguin Classics)
"Ignatius is one of the all time great comic characters."
Para Handy
Para Handy
"Funny stories of men gently conniving against each other."
Guys and Dolls: The Stories of Damon Runyan
Guys and Dolls: The Stories of Damon Runyan
"Funny stories of men violently conniving against each other."
Roger's Profanisaurus Rex: From the Pages of "Viz", the Ultimate Swearing Dictionary
Roger's Profanisaurus Rex: From the Pages of "Viz", the Ultimate Swearing Dictionary
"For the schoolboy in all of us"
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Perennial Classics)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Perennial Classics)
"The greatest novel ever written imo. The creme de la creme."
Case Histories: (Jackson Brodie)
Case Histories: (Jackson Brodie)
"Easy reading fiction written with intelligence."
Carter Angela : Wise Children
Carter Angela : Wise Children
"A lifetime of illigitimate theatre. Wonderfully funny."
The Swell Season (Picador Books)
The Swell Season (Picador Books)
"Coming of age, playing jazz, dodging nazis and communists."
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
"Monumentally good portrait of a monster."
The Cone-Gatherers: A Haunting Story of Violence and Love (Canongate Classics)
The Cone-Gatherers: A Haunting Story of Violence and Love (Canongate Classics)
"Why this book isn't better known is beyond me. It has first class charecterisation and is tightly written with a gripping plot. You'll be glad you found Robin Jenkins."