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karmenseeta

karmenseeta

Joined July 2019

Love reading books & writing them.
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Tristes Tropiques | Claude Lvi-Strauss

“Journeys, those magic caskets full of dreamlike promises, will never again yield up their treasures untarnished. A proliferating and overexcited civilization has broken the silence of the seas once and for all. The perfumes of the tropics and the pristine freshness of human beings have been corrupted by a busyness with dubious implications, which mortifies our desires and dooms us to acquire only contaminated memories.“

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The Birds and Other Stories | Daphne Du Maurier
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An excellent book, intricate stories, tragic characters and beautifully crafted sentences. Being a huge fan of Daphne du Maurier, I found this book only made me want to read more of her work.

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The Birds and Other Stories | Daphne Du Maurier

“Nat listened to the tearing sound of splintering wood, and wondered how many million years of memory were stored in those little brains, behind the stabbing beaks, the piercing eyes, now giving them this instinct to destroy mankind with all the deft precision of machines.“

There's no such thing as too much of Daphne du Maurier.

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Normal People | Sally Rooney

“Being alone with her is like opening a door away from normal life and then closing it behind him.“

“Her body is just an item of property, and though it has been handed around and misused in various ways, it has somehow always belonged to him, and she feels like returning it to him now.“

Devoured this book - such a delicate story, sensitive and rich in texture.

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Perplexed about this book - it has a good pace & writing style but oh my, what a terrible set of unrealistic characters, not to mention a predictable & non-convincing story.

Anyone else read this? Would live to hear your thoughts.

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My holidays reading pile. Which one to read first?

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When in need of a good, Christie style mystery....

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Bullshit Jobs: A Theory | David Graeber
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A mind-blowing read. Being a big fan if Graeber's writing, I can't help but admire the brilliant ease with which he pinpoints familiar but unnamed concepts & explains the phenomenon of the modern world.

RaimeyGallant I'm stacking soooo many books today! 3mo
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter

I gaze down at London from the twenty-third floor of this heated glass box. It‘s as if a gigantic child has vandalised a city-sized circuit board, chucked some bricks in, sprayed it with dirt, started painting it but given up.

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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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An absolutely mind-blowing book. Beautiful story & language, creative format, satisfying ending. A pure pleasure to read.

Cathythoughts Lovely review! I agree 3mo
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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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Beautiful story, full of small truths about what makes us human.

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A Fatal Inversion | Ruth Rendell
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An amazing story, skillfully written, to be savored word by word.

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A page turner. Didn't like the ending, still found it hard to put the book diwn.

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Very partial to Ruth Rendell's writing- love her style & stories, this one is no different. Though some parts of the plot are predictable, I enjoyed reading this book. it's a nicely written dark story with a few twists & interesting, flawed characters with many secrets.

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Whisper Man | Alex North
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Absolutely loved every page of this book. It's well plotted, beautifully crafted and definitely a book I'd want to read again.

Interesting characters, lots of surprise and a good ending.

Cathythoughts 👍🏻loved it too 4mo
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