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Mandy Pannett
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:15 pm    Post subject: Nicholson Baker Reply with quote

'A Box of Matches' by Nicholson Baker - plotless, nothing much happens except a guy gets up each morning while it's still dark, lights the fire, makes coffee, feeds the cat and the duck, sits, thinks, writes his diary ... Compulsive reading. I loved it. I also read his 'The Anthologist' which is about a has-been poet trying to produce an anthology of good rhyming verse. Very funny and full of interesting stuff.

I recently read Tana French 'In the Woods' on Donna's recommendation here. Gripping! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Baker novel sounds interesting, Mandy. I'll check it out.

Your summary of it reminds me of a fascinating novel by James Hynes -- Next. I read it this summer and it was impossible to put down.
http://www.jameshynes.com/next-a-novel.html

Glad you enjoyed In the Woods. That's another one I couldn't put down.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mandy - this sounds like something I would enjoy. Thankyou for the recommendation!
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