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I live in Bristol UK literary fiction and crime are my books of choice and when not reading I like to run

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Remain Silent
Susie Steiner
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The Leopard
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - Philip Gabriel, Haruki Murakami

Tsukuru Tazaki has four best friends at school and one day for some reason they all refuse to speak to him or indeed have anything further to do with him....why? That is really all that you need to know about this wonderful book and apart from an unexpected conclusion, which not everyone might find acceptable (however I did) the book is up to the very high standards that is the watchword of Murakami. The writing is flawless and flows effortlessly..."She were gently peeling back, one after another, the layers that covered a person's heart, a very sensual feeling"...."Because everyone's seeking the same thing; an imaginary place, their own castle in the air, and their very own special corner of it"....."Things that have form will disappear. But certain feelings stay with us for ever"......."Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I'm gazing at a distant star"....Highly Recommended