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About meIn the main I prefer reading novels, tending towards the classics and science-fiction, but also horror and the odd thriller. I have about as many non-fiction books as novels but very rarely read any of them all the way through: on the large, these relate to the subjects of politics, philosophy, history and human sciences, along with a decent collection of art books.

About my libraryThe Your Library folder I keep for novels - which I add only once I have read them - as well as anything else that might come under the literary umbrella (certain memoirs, poetry and the like). For those books I've begun but left unfinished I have a folder called 'Part-Read'. I also have two folders for non-fiction - one relating to abstract subjects and general history, and one relating to individual subjects (memoirs and biographies) - as well as a separate folder for my art books.

Regarding ratings, I tend to rate according to the quality of a book more than how much I enjoyed it (although that obviously plays a part); I reserve five-star ratings for those books which I consider either a masterpiece or of high literary value in some other respect.

GroupsArt is Life, Brits, Existentialism, Gothic Literature, Literary Snobs, One LibraryThing, One Book, Science Fiction Fans, The Chapel of the Abyss, Writer-readers

Favorite authorsDan Abnett, Albert Camus, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Aldous Huxley, Franz Kafka, Tom McCarthy, Haruki Murakami, George Orwell, John Reed, Jean-Paul Sartre, Arkady Strugatsky, H. G. Wells (Shared favorites)

Favorite lists20th Century Literature, Best Contemporary Literary Fiction (Around the Last 30 Years), Best of Brit Lit, Best of French Literature, Best Science Fiction Novels, German Literature, Japanese Literature, Modernism, Russian Literature

LocationUK

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Member sinceAug 10, 2010

Currently readingThe Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith
Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Penguin Classics) by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Smiley's People by John Le Carré

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