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Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie FRSL is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His work, combining magical realism with historical fiction, is primarily concerned with the many connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations, with much of his fiction being set on the Indian subcontinent.
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Ulysses
James Joyce - 2020-06-15 (first published in 1922)
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Loosely based on the Odyssey, this landmark of modern literature follows ordinary Dubliners in 1904. Capturing a single day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, his friends Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus, his wife Molly, and a scintillating cast of supporting characters, Joyce pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. Captivat...
Salman Rushdie
2022-05-20T19:33:49.000Z
Here I am reading a bit of Ulysses, along with others reading other bits, to celebrate this centennial year of the great book.      source
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Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll - 2017-06-13 (first published in 1871)
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Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice for a fantastical adventure from Walt Disney Pictures and Tim Burton. Inviting and magical, ALICE IN WONDERLAND is an imaginative new twist on one of the most beloved stories of all time. Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a jour...
Salman Rushdie
2013-12-08T09:53:34.000Z
Sunday thought. The books we love change the way we see the world. For me it all began with Alice in Wonderland. What books changed you?      source
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The Sisters Brothers [Movie Tie-in]
A Novel
Patrick Dewitt - 2018-08-28 (first published in 2011)
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Shortlisted for: International Author of the Year - Specsavers National Book Awards 2012Oregon, 1851. Eli and Charlie Sisters, notorious professional killers, are on their way to California to kill a man named Hermann Kermit Warm. On the way, the brothers have a series of unsettling experiences in the landscape of Gold Rush America. And they bicker...
Salman Rushdie
2011-09-26T17:55:18.000Z
Reading 2 terrific books,one old, one new. Old: #PatrickLeighFermor #ATimeofGifts. New: #PatrickdeWitt #TheSistersBrothers. Both recommended      source
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A Time of Gifts
On Foot to Constantinople
Patrick Leigh Fermor - 2005-10-03 (first published in 1977)
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In 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on an extraordinary journey by foot - from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the first volume in a trilogy recounting the trip, and takes the reader with him as far as Hungary. It is a book of compelling glimpses - not only of the events which were curdling Europe at th...
Salman Rushdie
2011-09-26T17:55:18.000Z
Reading 2 terrific books,one old, one new. Old: #PatrickLeighFermor #ATimeofGifts. New: #PatrickdeWitt #TheSistersBrothers. Both recommended      source