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ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman

Contemporary Adult Fiction Published on May 2017 Published by Viking - Pamela Dorman Books More book details on Goodreads Summary from Goodreads: Meet Eleanor Oliphant. She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully time-tabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. Then everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly ...
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WHAT I LOVED | Siri Hustvedt

Summary from Goodreads: What I Loved is a deeply touching elegiac novel that mourns for the New York artistic life, which was of a time but now has gone--by extension, it is about all losses swept away by mischance and time. Half-blind and alone, Leo tells us of marriage and friendship, and makes the sheer fragility of what seemed forever not only his subject, but perhaps the only subject worth considering. Scholars Leo and his wife Erica admire, and befriend, artist Bill and his first and second wives--their respective sons Matthew and Mark grow up together until the first of a series of t...
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PERDIDO STREET STATION | China Mieville

I read this tome of a book last February with buddies from the book club and I've been sitting on a review since. Not an avid fantasy reader, I was blown away by the world created by China Mieville that I felt that I needed more time to gather my thoughts before I write down my thoughts. And then as always, life got in the way and I had to postpone my write up which extended until, well, today. The reason why I decided to finally sit down and come up with a post is because I declared this book as one of my favorite reads this year and I feel that I owe it to the book (and to my feelings) to a...
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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN | Paula Hawkins

  I'd been seeing raves about The Girl On The Train on my Goodreads feed lately and since some reviews said that this book is comparable to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl ( a favorite read last year), I decided to pocure a copy. I also bullied some friends to read along with me, and thankfully, they readily agreed (I guess my persuasion powers were working that time, hee). We aimed to finish the book in not more than 3 days and I was able to comply. The speed-reading didn't bother me because the plot was engaging and the mystery kept me reading late into the night. The premise of this book i...
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WHEN WE WERE ORPHANS | Kazuo Ishiguro

Summary from Goodreads: England, 1930s. Christopher Banks has become the country's most celebrated detective, his cases the talk of London society. Yet one unsolved crime has always haunted him; the mysterious disappearance of his parents, in Old Shanghai, when he was a small boy. Now, as the world lurches towards total war, Banks realises the time has come for him to return to the city of his childhood and at last solve the mystery - that only by his doing so will civilisation be saved from the approaching catastrophe. Moving between London and Shanghai of the inter-war years, When We Were...
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