Tag Archives: England

If Only

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion is the story of a British man who meets and falls in love with a woman named Angelina while living and working in Australia. He is playing piano  in a bar when he … Continue reading

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Just the Facts

Chicago by David Mamet attracted my attention at the library because I grew-up just blocks from the northern border of “my kind of town”. It also interested me because of Mamet’s well-known plays. Surprisingly, I almost quit reading the book … Continue reading

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Till Death Do Us Part

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella is a light summer read about a married couple who are informed by a doctor that in addition to the ten years they have already been together, they can expect another 68! That prompts them to … Continue reading

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I Want My Mommy

Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence is another novel on the Top 150 list. Published over a hundred years ago, it’s central theme is Oedipal complexes. The main characters are two sons being raised in their parents’ meager homes … Continue reading

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Three’s a Crowd

Tin Man by Sarah Winman is a fictional novel about a man, a woman, and another man embroiled in an unusual relationship. Ellis loves Michael, Ellis loves Annie, Annie loves Michael, then Ellis marries Annie – at best, it is … Continue reading

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Sweet Revenge

A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer is another novel I consumed during my latest obsession with Archer’s work. The story begins with three people celebrating a recent engagement at a pub in London. Four unrelated bar patrons instigate a … Continue reading

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The Second Generation

Return to Robinson Island by TJ Hoisington is a fictional book which, as the title implies, is a continuation of the well-known 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson. This exciting story takes place 15 years after the Robinsons have been … Continue reading

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