Jaime Bunda: Secret Agent – Pepetela

Imagine a James Bond wannabe, called Jaime Butt. He is a butt of his colleagues’ jokes, got the job because of his family ties, but finally lands a case that gets him out of a chair and into the thick of it. Meet Jaime Bunda in Luanda. This is one more book in translation I …

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P.G. Wodehouse Volume 1: The Jeeves Collection – P.G. Wodehouse

As an audiobook, it could have only been read by one voice - Stephen Fry. And listening to 40 hours of Fry reading Jeeves and Wooster has been bliss. They went with me for lunchtime walks and accompanied me while I was knitting and crocheting. And as promised by Fry in the foreword, it felt …

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Men Without Women: Stories – Haruki Murakami – Quotes

From Drive My Car: He wasn’t good at small talk. While he didn’t dislike talking to people he knew well about things that mattered, he otherwise preferred to remain silent. From Yesterday: Because in the final analysis, the language we speak constitutes who we are as people From An Independent Organ:  The deep sense of …

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The Debutante and Other Stories – Leonora Carrington – Quotes

From introduction by Sheila Heti: How many writers today would dare to write as Carrington does? Everyone tries to make so much sense - not only to themselves, but to others, especially. I don't know if she was trying to make sense also to her Surrealist friends, but I know that sense was low on …

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