3 May 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
The Psychopath Test – Jon Ronson
A Horse Walks into a Bar—David Grossman
Train Dreams – Denis Johnson
Slow Horses—Mick Herron
The Underground Railroad—Colson Whitehead
Best recent read:
Shirley – Charlotte Bronte