Cover Title , Author, Year Summary Rating Read/Acquired Tags

Inherent Vice

Author : Thomas Pynchon
Published: 2009

Stoner & PI 'Doc' Sportello explores the underbelly of 1971ish LA looking into the apparent disappearance of his ex girlfried and her new property developer boyfriend. It rapidly gets more complicated than that.

Synopsis 78 words

13 Aug 2022

fiction

The Lost Apothecary

Author : Sarah Penner
Published: 2021

Late 18th century London discovered by an american woman visiting London - murders were committed.

Synopsis 138 words

27 Jul 2022

27 Jul 2022

fiction

Emotionally Weird

Author : Kate Atkinson
Published: 2000

No summary or synopsis available

22 Jun 2022

28 Jun 2022

fiction

Hamnet

Author : Maggie O'Farrell
Published: 2020

Shakespeare's son who died aged 9 and became the hero of a tragedy

22 Jun 2022

fiction

The Wee Free Men

Author : Terry Pratchett

No summary or synopsis available

03 Jun 2022

15 Jun 2022

fiction

Kafka on the Shore

Author : Murakami

No summary or synopsis available

06 Jun 2022

13 Jun 2022

fiction

Winterkill
Dark Iceland 6

Author : Ragnar Jonasson
Published: 2020

Back in Siglufjörður with Ari Thor, now police inspector for the town, as a girl dies and his partner and child visit for Easter weekend

18 May 2022

fiction

Teach-in for Survival

unlisted author
Published: 1972

A record of the talks at the Teach-in for Survival organised by QEC students in May 1972

(no review)

(Acq.) May 2022

non-fiction

Wyrd Sisters

Author : Terry Pratchett
Published: 2014

Macbeth meets Discworld

Synopsis 44 words

20 Apr 2022

fiction

Grasshopper

Author : Barbara Vine
Published: 2000

Death falling from a pylon and death and near-death falling from a roof recounted eleven years later by 30-something Clodagh

02 Apr 2022

fiction

Whiteout
Dark Iceland 5

Author : Ragnar Jonasson
Published: 2017

Mixing the past and present again as Ari Thor investigates a death at a remote house on a headland by a lighthouse.

Synopsis 66 words

19 Mar 2022

fiction

The Old Ways
A Journey on Foot

Author : Robert Macfarlane
Published: 2012

An account of 16 walks, or track followings, in the form of psycho-geographical poetic meditations.

Synopsis 30 words

01 Mar 2022

non-fiction

The Anarchy
The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

Author : William Dalrymple
Published: 2019

The rise of the East India Company from small trading organisation to the first global corporation more powerful than a coumtry

27 Feb 2022

non-fiction

Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay

unlisted author
Published: 1956

Based on interviews with old people in a traditional Suffolk farming village (Braxhall, near Woodbridge) during the early 1950's - remembering the pre-mechanisation farming and village life.

19 Jan 2022

non-fiction

The Creak on the Stairs

Author : Eva Bjoerg AEgisdottir
Published: 2020

A murder resulting from child abuse 30 years ago in a small town community

Synopsis 124 words

05 Jan 2022

fiction

The Sea, the Sea

Author : Iris Murdoch
Published: 1978

Theatre luvvy actor/director star retires to house by sea.

02 Jan 2022

fiction

The Web of Meaning

Author : Jeremy Lent
Published: 2021

Pulling it all together - everything is connected and we need to really know or live that

13 Dec 2021

13 Dec 2021

non-fiction

How to Blow Up a Pipeline

Author : Andreas Malm
Published: 2021

Not an instruction manual but an argument for doing it.

Synopsis 133 words

23 Nov 2021

non-fiction

The Gustav Sonata

Author : Rose Tremain
Published: 2017

Only in their sixties do Gustav and Anton achieve their destiny

Synopsis 77 words

21 Nov 2021

fiction

Rupture

Author : Ragnar Jonasson
Published: 2012

Dark Iceland (book 4 in English series)

Synopsis 186 words

18 Nov 2021

fiction

Recursion

Author : Blake Crouch
Published: 2019

Memory and time. Paradoxes and spirals.

Synopsis 73 words

08 Nov 2021

fiction

Introduction to Systems Philosophy
Toward a New Paradigm of Contemporary Thought

Author : Ervin Laszlo
Published: 1972

How it all fits together as systems of systems

22 Oct 2021

22 Oct 2021

non-fiction

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Author : Olga Tokarczuk
Published: 2009

Polish existential thriller

Synopsis 86 words

22 Oct 2021

fiction

A Bit of a Stretch
The diaries of a prisoner

Author : Chris Atkins
Published: 2020

Diary of 12 months spent as a prisoner in Wandsworth by the author

Synopsis 26 words

13 Oct 2021

non-fiction

Middle England
Rotters Club 3

Author : Jonathan Coe
Published: 2019

2010-2017 for the middle classes of middle england

Synopsis 39 words

05 Oct 2021

fiction

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