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The Pesthouse by Jim Crace
The Pesthouse by Jim Crace
4.0 out of 5 stars moving, 14 Nov 2008
This is a book that is lyrical and imaginative. It is an adventure and a story of interdependance. It has been compared to the Cormac McCarthy's "the Road"- somwhat unfairly. I have just finished the 'Road' and found it- as everyone has- deverstating and amazing. But this is a different world. Where McCarthy is dealing with after effects of Holocaust and the recent memories of 'civilised' world, here in Crace's world, is a hunderd, two hundred years later, when the American civialization is just a distant dream. I loved it, it had urgency and good adventure, carefully painted pictures and pace. Those who like post apocalyptic books can also find a sort of British version called "Untied… Read more
Ancient Traces: Mysteries in Ancient and Early His&hellip by Michael Baigent
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Tosh and not even well written tosh. Read Chariot of the Gods if you want the good pseudo archeology. This is just silly and would not, unlike his other stuff, even make a good novel. Poor waste of money. Insulting to the painstaking work of biologists and historians. Utter foolishness.
Magical Thinking: True Stories by Augusten Burroughs
Magical Thinking: True Stories by Augusten Burroughs
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
And I mean that in a nice way. He tells his stories effortlessly and if you read this with 'Running with Scissors' you can peice togther a very tragic but very funny life made good. He's honest with out being sickening and sickening with out being sectionable (just). I loved it.

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