In A Strange Room by Damon Galgut: Book 4 of #20booksofsummer22

Damon Galgut’s In a Strange Room is difficult to categorise. Melding fiction, travel-writing, linked short stories and memoir, it is structurally fascinating and quietly powerful. The book is written in three sections of around 60 pages, which feature a self-contained story about a journey undertaken by the narrator, who, like the author, just happens to…

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746 Books: The Halfway Point!

I felt it appropriate during all my 20 Books of Summer madness to take a moment and mark the momentous occasion of me reaching the halfway point of my 746 books challenge! A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily…

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No 374 Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower: Book 1 of #20booksofsummer22

Wells Tower’s Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned is one of the best collections of short stories that I have read in a long time. His unsentimental, often brutal yet always brilliant stories lay bare the lives of ordinary people, all trying to do the right thing is a world of alienation and hopelessness. Written with a…

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