Tag Archives: thriller

The Abominable by Dan Simmons

Published: 2013 by Sphere My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “This altitude is not of this world, I think dully. We humans are not meant or evolved to be up here, I think, with some small sense of panic … Continue reading

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When Nights Were Cold by Susanna Jones

Published: 2012 by Mantle My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “Surely, I thought, if my father could travel through the tropics and into the Arctic Circle, if my neighbour could reach the Antarctic and walk on ice, if Frank … Continue reading

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Drood by Dan Simmons

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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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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Gillespie and I by Jane Harris

First Published: 2011 by Faber and Faber My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “We adult females do not weep quite as often as some novelists would have you believe; we tend to be made of sterner stuff.” Thoughts: This, … Continue reading

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Victim of the Aurora by Thomas Keneally

First Published: 1977 by William Collins Sons & Co. (Sceptre 2nd ed. 1994) My copy: Bought second-hand in paperback Memorable quote: “We’re in a unique position. It is far less dangerous to let the criminal escape than to admit the … Continue reading

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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Published: 2012 by Bloomsbury My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “Hope is a horrible thing, you know. I don’t know who decided to package Hope as a virtue because it’s not. It’s a plague. Hope … Continue reading

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Snowdrops by A.D. Miller

Published: 2011 by Atlantic Books My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “In Russia,’ Steve said, ‘there are no business stories. And there are no politics stories. There are no love stories. There are only crime … Continue reading

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