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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell

Every Friday, in Brushing off the Dust, I revisit one of the many older book reviews written before I founded this blog. Here, I try to prioritise those titles that have really stayed with with me, or which have shaped … Continue reading

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Death Sentences by Kawamata Chiaki

Translated from Japanese by Thomas Lamarre First Published: (as Genshi-gari) 1984. English translation 2012 by University of Minnesota Press. My copy: bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “I am not in a position to tell you what is actually written in here. I don’t know … Continue reading

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1Q84: Book Three by Haruki Murakami

Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel My review of Books One and Two is here. Published: 2011 by Vintage My copy: bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “Nothing could be better than not firing it. We’re drawing close to the end … Continue reading

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Strangers by Taichi Yamada

Translated from Japanese by Wayne P. Lammers First Published: (in Japanese) 1987. English translation UK edition, Faber & Faber 2005. My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “This feeling of too much quiet first came over … Continue reading

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1Q84: Books One & Two by Haruki Murakami

Translated from Japanese by Jay Rubin Published: 2011 by Harvill Secker (Paperback 2012 by Vintage) My copy: borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “The air has changed, the scene has changed. I have to adapt to this … Continue reading

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After the Quake by Haruki Murakami

Translated from Japanese by Jay Rubin Published: 2003 by Vintage My copy: borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “Strange and mysterious things, though, aren’t they – earthquakes? We take it for granted that the earth beneath our … Continue reading

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