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The Lair (Margellos World Republic of Letters) by Norman Manea
The Lair (Margellos World Republic of Letters)

greystockings, November 5, 2014

There's something about The Lair that has gotten into my head-in a good way. Its style requires close reading and is purposely muddled to some extent, but it is engaging all the same. It enveloped me in a sort of cloistral coziness while maintaining the sense of unease experienced by its protagonist in the events and relationships. If you enjoy very good, atmospheric writing and are between clear, easy reads then I recommend this book.
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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas

greystockings, August 4, 2012

"Cloud Atlas" is the best book I have read in quite a while and probably top five overall; it works its way in to somewhere deep. While there are a couple of sections that don't brim over with exciting events the book is so well written in a perceptive, witty and subtly probing manner that I didn't mind at all- and most of the story does move well and draw in the reader. I have since read two more of David Mitchell's novels, "Ghostwritten" and "Number 9 Dream", both of which I enjoyed slightly less than "Cloud Atlas" but which still have Mitchell's enviable writing and arguably faster plots. I now have his latest, "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob Zoet" (I believe that is the title) sitting on my shelf as I relish the ability to pick it up at a time of my choosing. I highly recommend "Cloud Atlas" and any of David Mitchell's work.
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