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The Philosopher's Pupil (Vintage Classics) by Iris Murdoch
10 of 16 people found the following review helpful
What an enjoyable book. From a suspected murder attempt at the start of the book, you are immersed into the Ennistone spa where you meet all the Ennistone townsfolk, each as fascinating as the other. Murdoch cleverly interweaves their lives and creates a page-turning novel that, as corny as it sounds, you really don't want to put down. I'm sure though that there were deeper philosophical meanings in the story which I missed, but the story was so good, it didn't seem to matter. Maybe I'll pick up on them the next time I read it.....
Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto
Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto
Not being a great fan of short stories I started to read these with little expectation, but I found myself transported into wonderful imagery and meeting fascinating characters. Each short story is tinged with bitter-sweetness and is a gem to read. My only regret was that my favourite 'Night and Night's Travellers' did not go on for longer. Well worth a read.