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White by Marie Darrieussecq

Translated from the original French by Ian Monk Published: 2003 (English translation by Faber and Faber, 2005) My copy: Bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: “The absent horizon, lifted away from the ground. The ground and sky now uncertain. But … 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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On the Proper Use of Stars by Dominique Fortier

Translated from French by Shelia Fischman Published: 2010 by McClelland & Stewart My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “As for me, I have gone to the end of the Earth, I have fallen into the void where there are … 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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Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov

Translated from Russian by George Bird First published: 1996 (English translation Harvill ed 2002) My copy: bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: “Something was wrong with his life, he thought, walking with downcast eyes. Or life itself had changed, and … Continue reading

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We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen

Translated from Danish by Charlotte Barslund Published: 2011 by Vintage My copy: bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “Everyone in our town has a story but it’s not the one he tells himself. Its author has a thousand eyes, a thousand … 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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