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Favorite authorsSaul Bellow, J.M. Coetzee, Gustave Flaubert, Henry James, Yasunari Kawabata, Milan Kundera, Hanif Kureishi, Yann Martel, W. Somerset Maugham, V. S. Naipaul, George Orwell, Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Lynn D. Torbeck (Shared favorites)


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Currently readingAnna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
A Spy in the House of Love by Anais Nin
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Thank you, zasmine. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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I wonder where this is?
I was intrigued by your comment that a "new league of 'white gentlemen'" in the subcontinent. Can you expand on that comment? doug
Hi Jasmine,

Thanks for your comment - I need to catch up with Coetzee's latest books - all of which I have. I'm soon to retire so I'll have more time.

I like the photograph on your page - and the town in the background. I feel I should no where it is, but I don't!

Very best wishes,

I saw that you recommended "We". I've read both Brave New World and 1984 (in that order) and also Brave New World Revisited. Should sink into "We" now!

I'm sure you'll like it if you like those more well-known books. By the way I recently learned of an even earlier dystopia novel which I have not yet read, Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson.
Of course, I read Kureishi in English, although there are several books translated to Croatian. Anyway, I find him a bit boring and pretentious recently - actually, the last book I really liked was Midnight All Day...
To be honest, I think Hari Kunzru is much better :)
I thank you for your kind attention
Glad to hear you liked Washington Sq!
I've never read "We" but I will put it on my list. It sounds very interesting. And I'm glad you enjoyed my review!
Hello Jasmine,
I'm currently reading Never Let Me Go and definitely share your enthusiasm for it. I loved The Remains of The Day too. If you've not already read Margaret Atwood, I'm sure you would enjoy The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake, both of which are well written dystopias.
Why not have a look at the Book Nudgers group and see if you would like to join in. You would be most welcome.
Happy Reading! Kevin (dylanwolf)
Hi - loved "Never Let Me Go' - love dystopian novels done well. I have 'When We Were Orphans" also, but have not read it yet.
No, I haven't. Not sure what I'd say, exactly. In most cases, I'm content with just the books.
It was published by Penguin a couple of years ago. Slightly expensive for a thin script, but worth the money.

Sadly, I haven't. I think it aired the year I was born, heh.
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