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I want to deepen my range of reading, so now when I find an author who really resonates with me, I am going to try and track down all they have written. So far I have discovered and I am really enjoying Helen Dunmore.

I thought The Betrayal gave a  a real insight into life in 1950's Leningrad, and the claustrophobia and terror of living under State Security.

The Greatcoat is a much lighter read but still a page turner.

Currently reading The Lie which is the saddest and most poignant novel I have read about the after effects of WW1 on an essentially decent man.

 

  

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The Betrayal sounds interesting.  You may enjoy The Stalin Epigram by Robert Littell. 

 

I've too many authors that I have to read all of their books!  :D  Vladimir Nabokov, John Banville and his doppelganger Benjamin Black, William Faulkner, Paul Auster, Harlan Coben, and heaven help me, Diana Gabaldon.......more...../sigh/ :D

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I did the same thing with George Gissing. I feel much better for it. :readingtwo:  

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Ooh that's a challenge. Do you like a lighter read? I would say Will Warburton.  If you are interested in late Victorian manners and relationships I would say In The Year Of Jubilee or The Odd Women.

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Thank you both for these ideas. Which would be a good first novel to try for Paul Auster?

And for George Gissing?

 

For Paul Auster, my favorites probably are in no particular order:

 

The Music of Chance

Travels in the  Scriptorium

Man in the Dark

Book of Illusions

Moon Palace

 

While I finally, on my second reading absolutely loved The New York Trilogy, it takes some getting used to. :)

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