295 books so far…

15 October 2018

As I read books, I stop every few chapters and write about them before I forget too much. Most of the books I read, but not all, are novels. As I finish each one either I archive it according to when it was first published (fiction) or not (non-fiction). The full list is in the right-hand panel.

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 Verhoven’s movie, graphic violence.

What I’m reading now:
In Search of Lost Time 1: Swann’s Way – Marcel Proust (on hold)
Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari (on hold)
The Noise of Time – Julian Barnes
Don Quixote—Miguel de Cervantes
Fight Club—Chuck Palahniuk
The Return of the Native—Thomas Hardy
Cousins—Salley Vickers

Recently finished:
Wide Sargasso Sea—Jean Rhys
Maus—Art Spiegelman
The Rings of Saturn—W G Sebald
The Penelopiad—Margaret Atwood

Best recent read:
Wide Sargasso Sea—Jean Rhys

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