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Graham Joyce: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Graham Joyce

The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit is set on the English coast in the hot summer of 1976, so the music in this playlist is pretty much all from the... Continue »
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Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Katy17, November 13, 2006

Who knew?
War Literature was a new genre, not my usual taste at all, yet I felt compelled to read Birdsong for fear of ignorance. I was moved to tears on more than one occasion and was so distraught with the deaths of so many of the men, I had to stop at odd points.
I was disapointed with some of the sections set in the modern day and felt that some of the most important parts of the story got lost in the graphic details of injury and death. But the imagery and characterisations were so real, I could taste the blood.
Not to be taken lightly.
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The Collector by John Fowles
The Collector

Katy17, November 13, 2006

The Collector by John Fowles was suggested to me as a possible novel to use for my comparative study A-level coursework, to use in conjuction with the fantastic Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. I was worried that perhaps The Collector would disappear underneath the hidden complexities of Woolf, yet it puts up a good fight and doesn't even pale in greatness next to Mrs Dalloway.
I began to resent Miranda and pity Frederick, he is not a monster. She is. Although he is the one keeping her locked up...
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