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Read fiction as well as non-fiction. Started reading somewhere in the seventies, still enjoying a good book :)

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Kathy, a clone about to donate all her organs and die, reflects on her past …

Wonderful, must read novel about friendship and human relations

5 stars

This dystopian science fiction novel is about the life of three friends, from childhood until adults. it is more about friendship and human relations and less science fiction. But a wonderful book, that you must absolutely read!

Year of the Monkey (2019, Knopf) 4 stars

Weird, entertaining and beautiful written

4 stars

"The trouble with dreaming is that we eventually wake up"

This book is a kind of memoir of Patti of the year 2016. This was the year that lead to Trump's election and it was also, how fitting, the year of the monkey, according to the Chinese calendar.

At the beginning of the year a friend of Patti dies, and during the year another friend is slowly losing the battle against ALS. At the end of the year Patti turns 70 years old.

In the book the reality and dreamworld blend into each other.

I have highlighted a lot, there are many beautiful sentences in this book. I enjoyed reading this book!

The Curse of Bigness (2018) No rating

From the man who coined the term "net neutrality," author of The Master Switch and …

The curse of bigness

No rating

In this short and very readable book the writer shows how antitrust laws came to be, why these laws are very important for democracy, and how enforcement or the lack thereof, has developed over time.

Ice (Paperback, 1997, Peter Owen) 3 stars

Published July 1st 2006 by Peter Owen Publishers (first published 1967)

Ice by Anna Kavan

5 stars

This book is about the main character, a woman, constantly referred to as "the girl" and a third person, "the warden". We don't learn their names. It is not a heartwarming story, but very captivating, about life in a world at war, altered by climate change entering an ice age. There are some hints in the book that it could be some kind of nuclear winter.

The story is unsettling, sometimes hallucinogenic, weird. And a total must-read !