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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: October 2004

Nick Hornby October 9, 2004 at 10:50 am Books , ,

BOOKS READ: How I Live Now—Meg Rosoff Liars and Saints—Maile Meloy Through a Glass Darkly: Life of Patrick Hamilton—Nigel Jones Father and Son—Edmund Gosse The Siege of Pleasure—Patrick Hamilton So Many Books—Gabriel Zaid BOOKS BOUGHT: Chekov: A Life in Letters Dylan Thomas: The Collected Letters The Letters of Kingsley Amis Soldiers of Salamis—Javier Cercas Timoleon […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: September 2004

Nick Hornby September 9, 2004 at 10:51 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: 20,000 Streets Under the Sky—Patrick Hamilton Unnamed Literary Novel—Anonymous The Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 1 Through a Glass Darkly: The Life of Patrick Hamilton—Nigel Jones BOOKS READ: The Midnight Bell—Patrick Hamilton Blockbuster—Tom Shone We’re in Trouble—Chris Coake Literary novel (unfinished) Biography (unfinished) Twelve months! A whole year! I don’t think I’ve ever […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: August 2004

Nick Hornby August 9, 2004 at 10:53 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Prayers for Rain—Dennis Lehane Mystic River—Dennis Lehane Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War—T. J. Stiles The Line of Beauty—Alan Holllinghurst Like a Fiery Elephant—Jonathan Coe BOOKS READ: Prayers for Rain—Dennis Lehane Mystic River—Dennis Lehane Like a Fiery Elephant—Jonathan Coe Shortly after I submitted my copy for last month’s column, my third […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: July 2004

Nick Hornby July 9, 2004 at 10:54 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT:[1] The Invisible Woman—Claire Tomalin Y: The Last Man Vols 1–3—Vaughan, Guerra, Marzan Jr., Chadwick I Never Liked You—Chester Brown David Boring—Daniel Clowes The Amazing Adventures of The Escapist—Michael Chabon et al Safe Area Gorazde—Joe Sacco Not Entitled—Frank Kermode BOOKS READ: Train—Pete Dexter This Is Serbia Calling—Matthew Collin The Invisible Woman—Claire Tomalin Y: The […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: June 2004

Nick Hornby June 9, 2004 at 10:56 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Donkey Gospel—Tony Hoagland I Never Liked You—Chester Brown We Need to Talk About Kevin—Lionel Shriver BOOKS READ: Random Family—Adrian Nicole LeBlanc What Narcissism Means to Me—Tony Hoagland Bobby Fischer Goes to War—David Edmonds and John Eidinow The Polysyllabic Spree—the ninety-nine young and menacingly serene people who run the Believer—recently took their regular columnists out […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: May 2004

Nick Hornby May 9, 2004 at 10:57 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx—Adrian Nicole LeBlanc What Narcissism Means to Me—Tony Hoagland David Copperfield—Charles Dickens (twice) BOOKS READ: David Copperfield—Charles Dickens Anyone and everyone taking a writing class knows that the secret of good writing is to cut it back, pare it down, winnow, chop, […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: April 2004

Nick Hornby April 9, 2004 at 10:58 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Hangover Square—Patrick Hamilton The Long Firm—Jake Arnott American Sucker—David Denby BOOKS READ: Hangover Square—Patrick Hamilton The Long Firm—Jake Arnott The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time— Mark Haddon True Notebooks—Mark Salzman Last month I was banging on about how books were better than anything—how just about any decent book you picked […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: March 2004

Nick Hornby March 9, 2004 at 11:00 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: The Amateur Marriage—Anne Tyler The Eclipse—Antonella Gambotto The Complete Richard Hannay— John Buchan Selected Letters—Gustave Flaubert Vietnam-Perkasie—W. D. Ehrhart BOOKS READ: Some of Flaubert’s letters Not Even Wrong—Paul Collins How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World—Francis Wheen Liar’s Poker—Michael Lewis Some of Greenmantle—John Buchan How to Give Up Smoking and Stay Stopped for Good—Gillian Riley So […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: February 2004

Nick Hornby February 9, 2004 at 11:01 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Old School—Tobias Wolff Train—Pete Dexter Backroom Boys—Francis Spufford You Are Not a Stranger Here—Adam Haslett Eats, Shoots and Leaves—Lynn Truss BOOKS READ: Enemies of Promise—Cyril Connolly What Just Happened?—Art Linson Clockers—Richard Price Eats, Shoots and Leaves—Lynn Truss Meat Is Murder—Joe Pernice Dusty in Memphis—Warren Zanes Old School—Tobias Wolff Introducing Time—Craig Callender and Ralph […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: December 2003/January 2004

Nick Hornby January 9, 2004 at 11:02 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Moneyball—Michael Lewis Saul and Patsy—Charles Baxter Winner of the National Book Award—Jincy Willett Jenny and the Jaws of Life—Jincy Willett The Sirens of Titan—Kurt Vonnegut True Notebooks—Mark Salzman BOOKS READ: No Name—Wilkie Collins Moneyball—Michael Lewis George and Sam: Autism in the Family—Charlotte Moore The Sirens of Titan—Kurt Vonnegut First, an apology. Last month, […]