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Books I have read and loved

The product of a pathological need to categorise and remember every book I've ever read, and my only creative outlet being critiquing others' creativity.

Currently reading

Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
Barry Estabrook
Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories
Raymond Carver
To Say Nothing of the Dog
Connie Willis
Flying Too High
Kerry Greenwood
The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
High Conflict Personalities: Understanding and Resolving Their Costly Disputes
Bill Eddy
The Player Of Games - Iain M. Banks The first Culture book I've read - read the last page, turned the last page, and there were no more pages. Very much a '... that's it?' book, to me. A look of build up to a wanting anti-climax which may have been less of one if I had more Culture context and background. Perhaps it's a little piece of a bigger story, but it was an unsatisfying foray to me, and I'm not particularly interested in seeking out any more Culture novels as a result.

I keep hearing about how amazing Banks is, and how I must have just read the wrong things at the wrong time. I'm yet to be convinced.