Posts Tagged “#40booksby40”

Review: Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald

by Stephen Tall on October 5, 2016

Offshore, Penelope Fitzgerald This is the third novel plucked from my my #40booksby40 list. Fitzgerald’s been on my should-read list for ages. A Booker Prize-winner (beating Naipaul, Keneally) whose first book was published when she was 58, recently biographed by (…)

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Review: Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

by Stephen Tall on September 30, 2016

Slaughterhouse 5, or The Children’s Crusade – A Duty-dance with Death, Kurt Vonnegut Second up on my my #40booksby40 list. Friends had told me I’d love it — this classic, post-war, anti-war, semi-autobiographical, absurdist novel — that it’s a quick, (…)

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Review: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

by Stephen Tall on September 23, 2016

The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton And so I plunged in. For no particular reason, I selected The Age of Innocence as the first from my #40booksby40 list. It turned out to be a strangely apt mid-life choice, all about (…)

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