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Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend

I mentioned in a post recently that I wanted to re-read the Adrian Mole books (again) by Sue Townsend at some point as they must surely be amongst the funniest books ever written.  I then realised that I hadn’t actually read the latest book in the series ‘Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years’.  Set in 2007-2008 as the credit crunch looms over Britain, Adrian is approaching his 40th birthday and has settled down with his second wife, Daisy, and their daughter, Gracie.  However, all is not well in Adrian’s life as both his health and his marriage are in a very fragile state. Continue reading

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Books I Want To Re-Read

I hardly ever re-read books these days.  There always seems to be something new to read.  But there are some that I would like to re-read one day either to re-live nostalgia from my youth or because they confused me the first time round and I still haven’t made up my mind about what I think of them or because I read them a really long time ago and I want to see if I appreciate them more now…

Never Let Me Go: Kazuo Ishiguro

When my mum gave me this book to read, she said ‘This book freaked me out, you should read it.’  It freaked me out too but not so much that I would never touch it again – it’s a complex book full of complex ideas and characters. Continue reading

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