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Nathan John Cooper

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The Stranger (Hardcover, 1993, Everyman's Library) 4 stars

Thirty years after its original publication, The Stranger remains among the most influential books of …

Started listening to the audiobook of this today on my evening walk. The clouds were overcast and dark, and lighting split the moonlit sky into pieces. I only read (or listened to) one chapter, but I am enjoying the book so far. I have not read any blurbs or synopses so do not know what to expect, however, I am enjoying the introduction of characters thus far.

We Should All Be Feminists (Paperback, 2014, Vintage) 4 stars

In this essay -- adapted from her TEDx talk of the same name -- Chimamanda …

More of an Adaptation of a Speech, but Concise and Appropriate.

5 stars

For a little while now I’ve been wanted to read more feministic literature but I hadn’t gotten round to it till today. I decided that We Should All Be Feminists should the start of my journey through feministic literature. Above all else this book started a desire within me to take up public speaking, to speak for those who have no other means of public communication, to speak to those who otherwise won’t or don’t listen, and most of all, to share, further, and develop ideals that should be globally accepted.

One point in the book that really stood out to me was the mention of the differences between referring to yourself as an egalitarian rather than as a feminist. To quote Adichie, ‘to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending that …

Never let me go (2006, Vintage International) 4 stars

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were …

A Memory

4 stars

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