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a dozen to read in the dark

Idle Cherry "wordyone"
 
Reading In The Dark
Reading In The Dark
"this one is actually called Reading in the Dark; top book"
No Bones
No Bones
"he Russian roulette scene is one of the best in modern literature"
Your Face Tomorrow 1: Fever and Spear: Fever and Spear v. 1 (Your Face Tomorrow Trilogy)
Your Face Tomorrow 1: Fever and Spear: Fever and Spear v. 1 (Your Face Tomorrow Trilogy)
"Man's a genius, but not that well-known in English-speaking world. Really funny too - read 30pp even if maddened by an initially nutty-seeming style and you will not be able to stop"
Manhood: A Journey from Childhood into the Fierce Order of Virility
Manhood: A Journey from Childhood into the Fierce Order of Virility
"The best name of any book, the best cover of any book, and maybe the best book of any book. Read it for the little cross-heads: "HURT FOOT, BITTEN BUTTOCK, CUT HEAD'."
Kolyma Tales
Kolyma Tales
"Best book about the Soviet gulag, in short, pared-down stories. Read Berries - 3 pp. - and know you've read one of best stories of 20th century"
The Penguin Book of Caribbean Short Stories
The Penguin Book of Caribbean Short Stories
"Amazing writers not that well known in Britain; introduced me to Pauline Melville, whom I love"
Wide Sargasso Sea (Bloomsbury Classic Series)
Wide Sargasso Sea (Bloomsbury Classic Series)
"Another great book of 20th century, short, brilliant, and in a fiercely minor key; this pocket sized hardback edition is nice and not expensive - a must"
Friedrich Hölderlin: Poems and Fragments (Poetica)
Friedrich Hölderlin: Poems and Fragments (Poetica)
"The best translations of Holderlin, great German Romantic poet - if there was one book on this list I'd reccomend it's this one"
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"The best writer in Britain. Better known for the awesome Hotel World, but this is my favourite book by her."
The Passion According to G.H. (Emergent Literatures)
The Passion According to G.H. (Emergent Literatures)
"Yet another little-known major classic of 20th century, this one by a Brazilian writer (who was born Jewish in the Ukraine). Woman faces cockroach - philosophical without pretention"
Simone Weil: An Anthology
Simone Weil: An Anthology
"She's wonderful - wonderful thinker, wonderful human being, wonderful woman, wonderful writer - on fire."
A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia: And Other Stories
A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia: And Other Stories
"Modern Russian writer hated by some in Russia who built a giant fake toilet bowl outside the Kremlin and threw in books by him and others - what tribute!"