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CollectionsYour library (1,751), Ebook (47), Library (Borrowed) (102), Currently reading (2), All collections (1,865)


TagsFiction (688), European (463), Translated (339), 1001 (257), Classic (235), 2007 (203), British (191), Western Canon (167), French (166), American (148) — see all tags

MediaNot set (47), Book (1,818), Paper Book (1,184), Audiobook (2), Ebook (9)

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About me'It must be supposed that reading was one of his morbid habits, as he fell upon everything that came into his hands with equal avidity...' (Chekhov, Ward No. 6, 1892)

About my libraryEnjoy most classic fiction, particularly works by French, German and Russian authors.

I'm also interested in cosmopolitanism, SF, anarchism, and global justice, and my library mostly reflects this.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, Anarchism, Author Theme Reads, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Brits, Ethical Theory, Existentialism, French Connection, French literature, 19th & 20th century, Geeks who love the Classicsshow all groups

Favorite authorsPaul Auster, Honoré de Balzac, Italo Calvino, Albert Camus, Anton Chekhov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Alexandre Dumas, André Gide, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Nikolai Gogol, Hermann Hesse, Victor Hugo, Aldous Huxley, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Guy de Maupassant, Molière, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, George Orwell, Viktor Pelevin, Georges Perec, Marcel Proust, Bertrand Russell, Jean-Paul Sartre, William Shakespeare, Stendhal, Robert Louis Stevenson, Patrick Süskind, Jonathan Swift, Leo Tolstoy, Ivan Turgenev, Voltaire, Émile Zola (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBorders - Birmingham, Leakey's Bookshop, Oxfam Bookshop - Birmingham, Oxfam Bookshop - Worcester, Waterstone's Birmingham High Street, Waterstone's Birmingham New Street, Waterstone's Leamington Spa

Favorite librariesAcocks Green Library, Library of Birmingham, Main Library - University of Birmingham, Olton Library, Selly Oak Library, Solihull Central Library


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Real nameNicholas P. Oakley

LocationInverness, Scotland

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/balzac (profile)
/catalog/balzac (library)

Member sinceDec 11, 2006

Currently readingChronicle of a Death Foretold (Picador Books) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
He, She and It by Marge Piercy

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