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I like literary fiction and speculative fiction.

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Laura's books

Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder, 小川洋子: The Memory Police (Paperback, 2020, Vintage) 4 stars


A haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, …

Dreamlike and mysterious

4 stars

A slow, eddying novel about living with change and forgetting the past. Not much happens, but i still found myself thinking a lot about this book and its quiet hopefulness.

Jeanette Winterson: 12 Bytes (Hardcover, 2021, Grove Press) 5 stars

Literary essays on technologies past, present and future

4 stars

I enjoyed this, even though I've been reading a lot of the same things that Winterson has so there wasn't much new to me here. Suspect I will come back to this from time to time, she has a way of writing about the history and present of technology that is both beautiful and informative

Hanya Yanagihara: To Paradise (Hardcover, 2022, Doubleday) 4 stars

From the author of the classic A Little Life, a bold, brilliant novel spanning three …

The choices we make and the people we become

4 stars

This is a book, or maybe three books, about the same people, or maybe different people, living in the past, or the present, or the future. It's about relationships and secrets and care and love, and who we decide to become, to ourselves and to each other, and what we value and what we betray and the decisions that we make and the consequences they have.