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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
A Song Of Stone - Iain Banks I'm not sure what I actually think of this book.

The bleak, apocalyptic landscape of this book is haunting and lush. The characters, in contrast, seemed hollow and contrived. I found them unbelievable, and difficult to identify with, beyond mild irritation and annoyance. Perhaps I missed some obvious clues as to an exact setting (not at all unlikely), but that it seemed set in some sort of future-set, almost feudal wasteland, made the narrator's character even more bizarre. His pre-war social standing seemed not to fit his actions and attitudes through the book, which made his character less authentic, more pathetic.

I really, really don't know. I like post-apocalyptic themed anything, but I just don't know.