Updated 15 February 2019
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, or under Menu in the phone app.
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)
Don Quixote—Miguel de Cervantes
Lincoln in the Bardo—George Saunders
One Hundred Years of Solitude—Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Return of the Native—Thomas Hardy
Fight Club—Chuck Palahniuk
The Book of Dust 1: La Belle Sauvage—Philip Pullman
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead—Olga Tokarczuk
A Christmas Carol—Charles Dickens
We Have Always Lived in the Castle—Shirley Jackson
Best recent read:
Wide Sargasso Sea—Jean Rhys