Book reviews

 Here are some of my favourite books:

I can’t praise this non-fiction book highly enough.

Amanda Gefter undertakes a journey to understand the frontiers of  modern physics, with the central question – What is Reality? The journey finds her interviewing the most eminent physicists, and she delightfully weaves in her own personal story as she aspires to, and becomes, a serious commentator on the philosophical understandings of physics. The book covers a great deal of theory (without maths), but is accessible and a rewarding read at most levels of previous understanding.

 

Many people, myself included, believe this is perhaps the best novel of all time. (However I note on GoodReads.com it only has a rating of 3.89 stars, so I guess it is all a matter of taste!) His writing style is rich, and the story line full of interest. Set in South America, a complex story of life and obsessive love.

 

 

Snow is perhaps my favourite read – set in a subtle complex caricature of Turkey, with an ambiguous, ultimately, antihero.

 

 

 

 

This is a strange, surreal, mind-bending story.

 

 

 

 

A lovely long, very high quality read – really three linked novels in one.

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