Category Archives: Classics

I, Robot

  Author: Isaac Asimov Publisher: Spectra Date Published: 1950 Pages: 224 Firstly, if you have watched the ‘I, Robot’ movie please forget about it when approaching the book. The two texts are not at all alike; except they both feature robots and a character … Continue reading

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Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer

Author: Patrick Suskind Publisher: Penguin Date Published: 1985 Pages: 263 Patrick Suskind’s Perfume follows the life of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, abandoned at birth in the slums of eighteenth-century Paris, but blessed with an outstanding sense of smell. This gift enables Jean-Baptiste … Continue reading

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The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead

Author: William S Burroughs Publisher: Penguin Dates Published: 1969 Pages: 192 In this funny, nightmarish masterpiece of imaginative excess, grotesque characters engage in acts of violent one-upmanship, boundless riches mangle a corner of Africa into a Bacchanalian utopia, and technology, … Continue reading

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Lolita

Author: Vladimir Nabokov Publisher: Penguin Dates Published: 1955 Pages: 336 ‘Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.’ Poet and pervert, Humbert Humbert becomes obsessed by twelve-year-old Lolita and seeks to possess her, first carnally … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost

  Author: John Milton Introduction Author: John Leonard Publisher: Penguin Dates Published: 1667 Pages: 453 In Paradise Lost Milton produced a poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast, awe-inspiring cosmos and ranging across huge tracts of space and time. … Continue reading

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She

Author: H. Rider Haggard Publisher: Penguin Dates Published: 1886 Pages: 368 On his twenty-fifth birthday, Leo Vincey opens the silver casket that his father has left to him. It contains a letter recounting the legend of a white sorceress who … Continue reading

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American Psycho

Author: Bret Easton Ellis Publisher: Picador Date Published: 1991 Pages: 399 When I bought ‘American Psycho’ it was the only book on the shelf wrapped in plastic – people are not allowed to freely browse the pages in the shop. When it … Continue reading

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