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"The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way towards the lagoon." It is the fourth time that i am reading this book and the symbolism in William Golding's Lord of the Flies gets me every time. Sometimes i feel like business majors and politicians should be forcefully made to read this as it is a great study of human nature and especially the various shifts that go through in the boys group(s). If one were to pay close attention, the resonances are unmistakable with our times and even i would go as far to say our lives.  

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'Listen, for the beat that runs through the gorse maze.'

 

Folk by Zoe Gilbert 

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"When men call for blood, nothing else will do."

 

Bloodmark by Jean Lowe Carlson

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Today when I awoke from a nap the faceless man was there before me.

 

Killing Commendatore - Haruki Murakami

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"Mars completely dominated space outside the Ulysses, the bloated dirty-ginger crescent of a planet that never quite made it as a world."

 

Commonwealth Saga 1: Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton (a re-read for me)

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It was the moustache that reminded me I was no longer in England: a solid, grey millipede obscuring the man's upper lip; a village people moustache, a cowboy moustache, the miniature head of a broom that meant business. You just didn't get that kind of moustache at home. I couldn't tear my eyes from it. Still Me by JoJo Moyes

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'The relations between Douglas Stone and the notorious Lady Sannox were very well known both among the fashionable circles of which she was a brilliant member, and the scientific bodies which numbered him among their most illustrious confrères

 

The Case of Lady Sannox by Arthur Conan Doyle (in Tales of Unease)

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5 hours ago, Lau_Lou said:

The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring cleaning his little home. The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame

 

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My name is Karim Amir, and I am an Englishman born and bred, almost.

 

The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi.

 

 

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Daisy Fischer wound the baling twine round her finger twice, effectively attaching herself to the gate, before she realised what she was doing, and stopped.

 

The Holiday Swap by Zara Stoneley. 

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I dreamt that I heard Mr Punch laughing gleefully by my ear, but when I woke I realised it was my phone. 

 

The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch 

Edited by Chrissy

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So you're all set for money, then?" the boy named Crow asks in his typical sluggish voice. The kind of voice like when you've just woken up and your mouth still feels heavy and dull. But he's just pretending. He's totally awake. As always. 

 

Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami. 

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There was a man and he had eight sons. Apart from that, the was nothing more than a comma on the page of History.

 

Sourcery by Terry Pratchett

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"My father was peering at me over his newspaper, watching in disgust as I sprinkled yet another spoonful of sugar on my grapefruit." Life of the Party

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On 30/03/2020 at 9:00 AM, cowolter said:

"My father was peering at me over his newspaper, watching in disgust as I sprinkled yet another spoonful of sugar on my grapefruit." Life of the Party

 

Wow, I just had a spectacular miss-read of that first sentence! 

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Dimple couldn't stop smiling.

 

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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"Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her."

Emma by Jane Austen

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'Some years ago there was in the city of York a society of magicians.'

 

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

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