Monthly Archives: January 2016

Moby Dick – initial thoughts

Moby Dick. This was a slog. I had been reading it for one week and I was only on chapter 30, with 105 chapters still to go. I stayed up until 1:30 am one night to read another five chapters, rewarding … Continue reading

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Middlemarch

I appreciated the clever descriptions of each character and the author’s insights into universal issues such as the rights of women, the nature of marriage, idealism and religion, but in all honesty I did not start to enjoy the book until about halfway through Book 3. Continue reading

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Reading list for 2016

This year, purely for my own pleasure, I am going to read my way through the Telegraph’s list of 100 novels everyone should read. There are many of these lists around, but the Telegraph one is as good as any. … Continue reading

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