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About meI am a London-based mathematician.

About my libraryMainly fiction (and maths books), particularly works in translation. Lots of twentieth century Russian literature, experimental writing (such as the nouveau roman or oulipo), and German novels of ideas (such as Musil, Mann, and Frisch).


Favorite authorsHeinrich Böll, Günter Grass, Kazuo Ishiguro, James Kelman, Thomas Mann, Robert Musil, Kenzaburō Ōe, Orhan Pamuk, Viktor Pelevin, Georges Perec, Iain Sinclair (Shared favorites)

LocationLondon, England

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Member sinceJan 7, 2008

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Seeing Auster among your titles, I picked up "New York Trilogy" and have begun "The Invention of Solitude". I also began reading Barthelme for the first time ("60 Stories", though it is too soon to tell what I think of it). I thought I would ask if there is anything you have read recently that you really liked -- a surprise, perhaps. I find most recommendations not very helpful (a book being "good" is too dependent on the reader), but I welcome trying things I have not thought of. On my end, I read "Stoner" by John Williams. It describes a very American, midwest academic life in the early 20th century ("midwesst" has a very specific feel to Americans who have experienced it, though I don't know if it means much elsewhere). By the way, what did you think of "The House of Leaves"?
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