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Book Cover for: The Crucible, Arthur Miller

The Crucible

Arthur Miller
The TLSThe TLS

'Ultimately, on this account, The Crucible’s middle acts remain its most tense and engaging. And it is here that the secret of the play’s durability is revealed, in the fatal claustrophobia that Arthur Miller was so adept at capturing.' https://t.co/1FC9iRYyoB

Paperback, 2003

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Book Cover for: A Morbid Taste for Bones, Ellis Peters

A Morbid Taste for Bones

Ellis Peters
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'Many of the novel’s chapter titles are direct references to exemplars of the genre, such as 'The Crooked House' (Agatha Christie), 'The Lady in the Lake' (Raymond Chandler) and 'A Morbid Taste for Bones' (Ellis Peters).' https://t.co/JVrMfmYfVw

Paperback, 2014

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Book Cover for: Wandering Souls, Cecile Pin

Wandering Souls

Cecile Pin
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'She feels 'haunted', while Pin shows how any fresh injustice suffered by members of a diaspora can be felt as pain by the individual.' https://t.co/NI1AqgqdV7

Hardcover, 2023

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Book Cover for: The Flowers of Buffoonery, Osamu Dazai

The Flowers of Buffoonery

Osamu Dazai
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'His curiosity leads him to learn the Kappas’ language and investigate their customs. The children, when still in the womb, are asked if they actually want to be born.' https://t.co/VMKJf3raBM

Paperback, 2023

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Book Cover for: The Book of Goose, Yiyun Li

The Book of Goose

Yiyun Li
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'Yiyun Li begins her new novel, The Book of Goose, by conjuring a knife – sharp enough to sever an umbilical cord, wound a friend or slice through the pages of a book.' https://t.co/hTdWPcLehw

Paperback, 2023

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Book Cover for: Avalon, Nell Zink

Avalon

Nell Zink
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'That the dreadful Peter is so convincing to the naive Bran feels true enough to life, but, as the story develops, it opens a chasm between her and the reader.' https://t.co/QdNTVd12Ye

Paperback, 2023

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Book Cover for: The Books of Jacob, Olga Tokarczuk

The Books of Jacob

Olga Tokarczuk
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'Storytelling, The Books of Jacob seems to suggest, is not altogether unlike virtuoso tricksterism or alchemy. Reaching the end of this dazzling book, I also felt like a devoted disciple, of Olga Tokarczuk' https://t.co/RDhD0l66dg

Paperback, 2023

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Book Cover for: Lapvona, Ottessa Moshfegh

Lapvona

Ottessa Moshfegh
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'It is the sort of book that makes you wish you could have been there when the manuscript landed at the publishing house. What did they make of it, really, all those agents and editors and publicists?' Claire Lowdon on Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh https://t.co/Wlt5aKpgUA

Paperback, 2023

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Book Cover for: Aliss at the Fire, Jon Fosse

Aliss at the Fire

Jon Fosse
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'In Aliss there are two Asles; in Septology there is one, or two, depending on your interpretation. One of those Asles has a neighbour called Åsleik, and was married to Ales. And Aliss here isn’t really Aliss: she is Ales too.' (@george_berridge) https://t.co/ft0voKe22Q

Paperback, 2010

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Book Cover for: The New Life, Tom Crewe

The New Life

Tom Crewe
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'Just as the self is inescapable, Crewe shows how society’s ingrained prejudices are impossible to outpace.' https://t.co/IoTiMAVhyg

Paperback, 2024

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