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Alexander Broadie: Introduction to Medieval Logic (1993)
Edition: Oxford University Press, 1993 Review number: 1505 The title is perhaps somewhat misleading. I would expect that a book
introducing medieval logic should be fairly easy to follow for someone
like myself, with a doctorate in modern mathematical log...

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Patrick Dennis: Auntie Mame (1955)
Edition: Pan, 1958 Review number: 1504 I'm a big fan of Patrick Dennis, although the difficulty of finding his books nowadays means I haven't read all that many of them - three out of sixteen (all published under various pseudonyms, his real name being Edwa...

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EXO Books: The Last Day of Captain Lincoln (2015)
Edition: Kindle, 2015 Review number: 1503 The title of this novel is a good summary of its content, if not its purpose. Captain Lincoln is a retired captain of a generation ship, on which a carefully designed and controlled society keeps the population exac...

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Jo Walton: Among Others (2011)
Edition: Tor (2011) Review number: 1502 Diary of a lonely teenager? Misfit at boarding school? Both form and setting of Among Others may seem to have been done until there is nothing new which could be extracted from the limp and tired ideas. Has Jo Walton ...

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Patricia A. McKillip: The Throme of the Erril of Sherill (1973)
Edition: Tempo, 1984 Review number:1501 Unusual, poetic fantasy - the first Patricia A. McKillip which I have read, after many recommendations of her as a fantasy author. This edition also includes The Harrowing of the Dragon of Hoarsbreath , and is still e...

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Michael Moorcock: The Whispering Swarm (2015)
Edition: Gollancz, 2015 Review number:1500 Are there any literary devices which have not been attempted in novels, by 2015? The Whispering Swarm certainly attempts one which I have never seen before. Many novels include autobiographical elements, but here M...

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Toby Litt: Journey Into Space (2009)
Edition: Penguin, 2009 Review number: 1499 Warning: this review is going to contain lots of spoilers, without which it would be hard to say what I want to say about it. Please don't read if you don't want to know the plot of the novel. Toby Litt is, inciden...

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John le Carré: A Delicate Truth (2013)
Edition: Viking, 2013 Review number: 1498 It's a while since I last read a John le Carré novel, and I picked this up in the local library a little reluctantly, because I felt that his world was often too downbeat for me to enjoy reading his work as much as ...

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David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks (2014)
Edition: Sceptre, 2014 Review number: 1497 The Bone Clocks tells the story of the life of Holly Sykes, from her teenage years in Gravesend in the 1980s through to the mid twenty first century. This immediately makes it unusual: most novels are either fairly...

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Mohsin Hamid: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2013)
Edition: Penguin, 2014 Review number: 1496 This is Mohsin Hamid's third novel, after The Reluctant Fundamentalist , which I still think is the best novel to portray the aftermath of the 9/11 bombings, and hist debut Moth Smoke , which I didn't like so much ...
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