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Jim V wrote:
Okay well I nominate -Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime - because it sounds interesting and I never got round to reading it.
I'm really, really enjoying it, I expected it to be an interesting but not actually "entertaining" read - given the subject matter - but, it is. I'm tearing through it, too, which is why it's potentially a good choice for a book club. Though I suppose that depends on whether it grabs you from the start (or not), if you're interested in the philosophical points it raises and also The Middle Passage generally in historical terms.
I agree completely about the characterisation, in particular Calhoun is just so well-developed as a character/narrator without being one of those annoyingly perfect protagonists I can't stand to read about or get involved in caring about. That is what's gripped me, and the fantastic characters were the point on which it was "sold" to me as my next read by the friend I borrowed it from.
I hadn't thought about Singapore, I'm surprised I didn't make the link just given the sea-faring theme, but now you mention it I see what you mean. Ooh, I feel like listening to it now :thumb:
I've just been reading reviews about the suggested books on amazon and this one is apparently "full of filthy sex"
since leaving uni i havn't got into a good book. no suggestions as of yet. i have ordered on amazon - The Art of Always Being Right: 38 Ways of Winning When You Are Defeated by Arthur Schopenhauer but is yet to arrive. sounds excellent.
(Oh, and I Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit too )
I've read this, and it is very interesting but it's not fiction, I don't know whether people would prefer to stick with fiction...?