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The White Hotel
The White Hotel
"Haunting and truly impressive. Read it during a few hot, stuffy summer nights in London - couldn't put it down. It's bound to make an impression, either positive or negative."
The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
"Shocking, like a blow in the head (especially for women, I suppose, but it's not a 'girl's read', far from it, as bordering on political fiction). V. good both from the view of content and narration."
The Magus
The Magus
"A beauty. Some friends complain they miss something in the book. I think this missing key lies in the reader."
Pale Fire (Penguin Modern Classics)
Pale Fire (Penguin Modern Classics)
"'I was a shadow of a waxwing slain'.. My personal favourite as written by VN."
T.S.Eliot: "Waste Land" (Icon Reader's Guides to Essential Criticism)
T.S.Eliot: "Waste Land" (Icon Reader's Guides to Essential Criticism)
"Perhaps it's pervy, but sometimes, when I'm depressed, I read 'The Wasteland' out loud to myself. Not that it actually cures depression :-)"
The Magic Toyshop (VMC)
The Magic Toyshop (VMC)
"My first Angela Carter book, and a good one to start with."
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
"One of my favourite books of all time. So much more than a love story. And heartbreaking."