RRS: Aesop’s Fables – Aesop

Aesop’s Fables is Book #1001 on the 1001 Book List and this review was first published in September 2012. Well, here is a milestone of sorts.  The eponymous Book 1001 is finally, after nearly 90 books, being reviewed. I come to be reviewing this particular book because I have been reading it to my children for…

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RRS: The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark

The Driver’s Seat is Book #363 on the 1001 Book List and this review was first published in September 2012. This novella by Muriel Spark was published first in 1970 and is a smidgen over 100 pages long, and disturbing all the way through.  As John Lanchester says in his introduction to this work, “It isn’t…

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The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett

I have discovered a love affair with the hard-boiled detective fiction from the 1920s and 1930s.  The stories are snappy, the dialogue is pithy and sometimes full of colourful, outdated idioms. The Thin Man fits in beautifully, showing all of these features. We meet Nick Charles, retired detective, and his younger, glamorous wife Nora in…

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