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Book Chat » Richard de Nooy is reading Solar by Ian McEwan

Richard de Nooy is reading Solar by Ian McEwan

  1. Richard de Nooy Richard de Nooy
    Member

    Also polished off David Mitchell's sprawlingly fabulous Cloud Atlas and Yann Martel's bestially delightful Life of Pi. The Norwegian climate and architecture are ideally suited to reading. No day without rain, no house without a crackling fire.


    Posted: 5 years #
  2. Louis Greenberg Louis Greenberg
    Member

    What a wonderful trio of books, Richard - they are all among my favourites. Holiday time well spent, sir.


    Posted: 5 years #
  3. Richard de Nooy Richard de Nooy
    Member

    Absolutely! And always nice to have one's good taste confirmed!


    Posted: 5 years #
  4. Kelwyn Sole Kelwyn Sole
    Member

    Solar's wonderful. In like mode, could I suggest the 'Walter' sections of Franzen's Freedom (I know it has its detractors)?

    And there are 3 really great sf novels in the last three years - Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl; MacDonald's The Dervish House; Mieville's Embassytown. Quality's like the good old days of the 1960s/70s, when Dick, Disch, LeGuin, Russ, Delany, Wilhelm etc were producing.


    Posted: 5 years #
  5. Helen Helen
    Member

    I LOVED Cloud Atlas with a passion. I absolutely, emphatically, skin-crawlingly LOATHED Life of Pi. (Haven't read Solar yet.) Isn't it interesting, the different strokes thing?


    Posted: 5 years #

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