Read in 2019

a selection…

  • Patience by John Coates (Persephone Books)
  • Gnomon by Nick Harkaway (!)
  • Potato by Rebecca Earle (Yes, it’s about potatoes.)
  • Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys (“People lose control of their emotions. The more intelligent they are, the more subtly they do it.” Discuss.)
  • Miss Buncle’s Book by DE Stevenson
  • Panopticon by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
  • Unlearning with Hannah Arendt by Marie Luise Knott
  • Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday (Recommend against this. It’s dull, clichéd and pretentious. Nothing to say and won’t stop saying it.)
  • J.B. by Archibald MacLeish (*Highly recommended.)