Five Books I’ve Read

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Cover image for Life, A User's Manual by Georges Perec

Five Books I’ve Read Set in Apartment Buildings

I’ve long found an apartment building setting appealing in fiction. Fertile ground for storytelling, exploring characters’ backstories while reflecting the society they inhabit. Here are five favourites that share that setting, two with links to my reviews the other three read pre-blog. I’m beginning with Georges Perec’s Life a User’s Manual, the first novel that …

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Cover image for You Have to Make Your Own Fun Around Here by Frances Macken

Five Rural Novels I’ve Read

I was brought up in the countryside but I’m much more comfortable living in an urban environment, a small city rather than a metropolis where cinema, galleries and music venues are all within walking distance, not to mention the odd bookshop or two. I love the beauty of landscape plus the odd glimpse of wildlife …

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