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Six Years

By Harlan Coben I found this book in a charity shop and liked the blurb, read the first page and bought it without hesitation. Coben has mastered first person narrative so well. I’ve never been a lover of the narrator ‘talking’ to the reader, but I’ve decided with first person that’s a difficult thing not to do – so I forgave him. In Six Years we follow Jake Fisher, a university lecturer. Fisher is deeply in love with Natalie, but she marries someone else - Todd. As you can imagine, he's … [Read More...]

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  Quintessential (adj.) Representative of a quality, state … perfect. (This is one of my favourites) “In my generation, history was taught in terms of grand figures, men on whom the destiny of the nation hinged, quintessential heroes”. Barry Unsworth   Propinquity (n) Formal nearness in time, place, or relationship. (Got this from a poem … :)) "Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to … [Read More...]

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Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thavil and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron became the bands full-time drummer in 1986, while bassist Ben … [Read More...]

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