Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Death in the Family. Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Knausgaard, Karl Ove. A Death in the Family. English translation by Don Bartlett. Harvill Secker, London 2012 (first published in Norwegian as Min Kamp, Forlaget, Oslo 2009. Retrieved as digital for Kindle. My attention was caught by a review of … Continue reading

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Decoded. Mai Jia,

Mai Jia. Decoded. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York 2014 (translated from Chinese by Allen Lane; originally published in Chinese 2002). Downloaded as Hachette digital for Kindle. There’s a lot to like about this combination of modern Western fiction with … Continue reading

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The Sense of Style. Steven Pinker.

Pinker, Steven. The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. Viking (Penguin), New York 2014. Hachette Digital retrieved for Kindle. NF;12/14. It’s hard to resist a chance to pick up useful hints about your … Continue reading

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