The Black Album by Hanif Kureishi

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Part of me thinks I’ve read The Buddha of Suburbia, part of me doubts it very much, and a quiet part of me, which knows better, points out that it was probably White Teeth by Zadie Smith or the unending London Fields by Martin Amis. The comparison is all I’m looking for which is particularly…

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Book Count

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Well it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I’ve only got 38 books that I’ve not read. Mind you another one – The American Boy – should arrive today, then there’ll be Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and I’m sure I’ll pick up some more on Saturday when I drop off some old books…

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Read in Spain

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I’m trying to keep track of the books I read this year, just to see.. er.. how many I read or something. Anyway, I started the year with three books on the go – Lazy Ways to Make a Living, London Fields, and Snow Falling on Cedars. Despite that I read the following whilst on…

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Things wot I have been done

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Celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary with a meal at a Mongolian banquet.Installed dishwasher (a present from Mum and Dad from my Dad’s retiral money).Got very drunk three four times.Had NO hangovers three mornings after (alas the fourth one did materialise).Got new mobile phone. Had problems with new phone. Got new phone fixed (just about anyhoo).Started…

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Collision

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Da Vinci Code – Mona Lisa ~ Munch stolen. And I’ve just had the following books delivered:London Fields – Martin Amis ~ Murders in Twickenham (friends live there).Leaving Home – Garrison Keillor ~ Laura flies out to Australia today.Labyrinths – Jorge Luis Borges ~ Emmmm… not sure yet, but it must mean something… Funny old…

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