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Member: roblong

CollectionsYour library (1,049)

Reviews130 reviews

TagsFiction (630), US Fiction (204), British Fiction (195), History (187), Philosophy (84), Religion (61), Short Stories (49), Biography (45), Christianity (45), History of Britain (42) — see all tags

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About my libraryCurrently reading:
The Great Naval Game: Britain and Germany in the Age of Empire by Jan Ruger

Recent reads:
On Black Sisters' Street by Chika Unigwe
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1945-56 by Anne Applebaum
Dubliners by James Joyce
Speaking Out: Lessons in Life and Politics by Ed Balls
Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Highly recommended in 2016:
Night by Elie Wiesel
Kokoro by Natsume Soseki
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson volume 4 by Robert A Caro
Dancing in the Dark: My Struggle 4 by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner

Highly recommended in 2015:
Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson volume 3 by Robert A Caro
Main Currents of Marxism by Leszek Kolakowski
Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg
The Black Spider by Jeremias Gotthelf
Freedom Regained: The Possibility of Free Will by Julian Baggini
Radical by Maajid Nawaz
The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom by John Gray
The Death of Napoleon by Simon Leys
God's Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England by Jessie Childs
Dear Thief by Samantha Harvey

GroupsBeautiful Game, William Faulkner and his Literary Kin

Favorite authorsKaren Armstrong, J. G. Ballard, Tadeusz Borowski, Anthony Burgess, Robert A. Caro, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, Philip K. Dick, E. L. Doctorow, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Umberto Eco, William Faulkner, John Gray, Graham Greene, Thomas Hardy, Hergé, Michel Houellebecq, James Joyce, Karl Ove Knausgård, Mario Vargas Llosa, Sándor Márai, W. Somerset Maugham, Cormac McCarthy, Ian McEwan, Herta Müller, Vladimir Nabokov, Flannery O'Connor, Karl Popper, Marcel Proust, Joseph Roth, Philip Roth, Victor Serge, William Shakespeare, John Steinbeck, Donna Tartt, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, Lao Tzu, John Updike, Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut, Evelyn Waugh, Richard Yates (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceJun 27, 2007

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