344 books so far…

Updated 19th January 2021

[The full list of books is in the right-hand panel, or under Menu in the phone app.]

Spoiler Alert! If you read any of these commentaries, you will find out everything about a book, because I write in detail about everything as I read. I stop every few chapters and write, simply to help me to remember. Most of the books I read are novels, but not all of them.

The name is taken from Philip K Dick’s short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, later adapted for the cinema in Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall. At the centre of the story is the unreliability of memory. And, in the case of Verhoeven’s movie, graphic violence.

What I’m reading now:
David Copperfield—Charles Dickens (updated reading)

Some recent reads:
An American Marriage—Tayari Jones
Cold Comfort Farm—Stella Gibbons
Girl, Woman, Other—Bernadine Evaristo
The Girl with All the Gifts—M R Carey
Vanity Fair—William Makepeace Thackeray
The Silence—Don DeLillo
A Solitary Grief—Bernice Rubens
The Catcher in the Rye—J D Salinger

Best recent read:
The Mirror and the Light—Hilary Mantel

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