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Rob Delaney is an American comedian, actor, writer, and activist. He is widely known as the co-star and co-writer of the TV show Catastrophe, as well as for minor roles in blockbuster action-comedy films like Deadpool 2, and Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw.
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Independent People
Halldor Laxness - 1997-01-14 (first published in 1934)
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This magnificent novel—which secured for its author the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature—is at last available to contemporary American readers. Although it is set in the early twentieth century, it recalls both Iceland's medieval epics and such classics as Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter. And if Bjartur of Summerhouses, the book's protagonist, ...
Rob Delaney
Independent People by Halldór Laxness is kicking my ass in. Easily, easily one of the best books I’ve ever read. Like Knut Hamsun & Alice Munro, he is a worthy recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Luxuriate!      source
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Carter Beats the Devil
Glen David Gold - 2002-09-18 (first published in 2001)
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Charles Cartera.k.a. Carter the Greatis a young master performer whose skill as an illusionist exceeds even that of the great Houdini. But nothing in his career has prepared Carter for the greatest stunt of all, which stars none other than President Warren G. Harding and which could end up costing Carter the reputation he has worked so hard to crea...
Rob Delaney
@FrankenTer @BBCTwo I’ve recommended before I’m sure. Love that book.      source
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The Jakarta Method
Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World
Vincent Bevins - 2020-05-19
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The hidden story of the wanton slaughter -- in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world -- backed by the United States. In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians. This was one of the most important turning points of the twentieth century, eliminating the largest communist par...
Rob Delaney
Great book. I’m muscular & thus was able to read the hardcover. If a lighter weight version is more your speed, now’s your time.      source
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Aaron Bastani
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The Story of the Russian Revolution
China Miéville - 2018-05-22 (first published in 2017)
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In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine months later, it became the first socialist state in world history. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked by not one but two revolutions?This is the story ...
Rob Delaney
Tremendous book! @VersoBooks      source
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The Lying Life of Adults
Elena Ferrante - 2020-09-01 (first published in 2019)
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Giovanna’s pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into her Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father clearly despise? Surely there is a mirror somewhere in which she c...
Rob Delaney
Just finished this fuckin incendiary device of a book. YOWZA. Treat yourself.      source
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How to be a Parent
Philippa Perry - 2019-01-01
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This is a parenting book for people who don't buy parenting booksWith straight-talking advice from renowned Psychotherapist Philippa Perry, How to be a Parent is the definitive guide for any parent looking to navigate their past, avoid repeating their own parents' mistakes, and ensure they don't land their own kids in therapy.Through the combinatio...
Rob Delaney
I really like this book & recommend it if you’re a parent.      source
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Richard Osman
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Lincoln in the Bardo
A Novel
George Saunders - 2018-02-06 (first published in 2017)
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Y...
Rob Delaney
@AyeshaASiddiqi Frankenstein is perhaps my favorite book about grief. Lincoln in the Bardo is glorious as well. I read them during acute grief and they helped me. ❤️      source
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Bill Gates
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Hannibal Rising
Thomas Harris - 2007-05-29
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HE IS ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTING CHARACTERSIN ALL OF LITERATURE.AT LAST THE EVOLUTION OF HIS EVILIS REVEALED.Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him.Hannibal’s uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orp...
Rob Delaney
@ElDu Hannibal the movie is not good! (In my opinion). Book is silly/baroque. To my surprise I enjoyed Hannibal Rising book. Haven’t seen film.      source
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Master and Commander
Patrick O'Brian - 1990-08-17 (first published in 1970)
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As the Royal Navy takes part in the wars against Napoleonic France, young Jack Aubrey receives his first command, the small, old, and slow HMS Sophie. Accompanied by his eccentric new friend, the physician and naturalist Stephen Maturin, Aubrey does battle with the naval hierarchy, with his own tendency to make social blunders, and with the challen...
Rob Delaney
@immolations Read the books if you haven’t. Mamma Mia!      source
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The Boy from the Woods
Harlan Coben - 2020-03-17
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In the shocking new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away, a man whose past is shrouded in mystery must find a missing teenage girl before her disappearance brings about disastrous consequences for her community . . . and the world.The man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself. Decades ago, he was f...
Rob Delaney
I find this man’s books helpful in hard times. I also like #boys and #woods.      source
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Frances Ryan - 2019-06-11
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The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante
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The Show That Never Ends by David Weigel
Duck, Death and the Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch
Billy, Me & You by Nicola Streeten
Ten In The Bed by Penny Dale
Michael Rosen's Sad Book by Michael Rosen