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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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Operation Chastise: The RAF's Most Brilliant Attack of World War II
Max Hastings
Progress: 50/400 pages
When I come Home Again
Caroline Scott
Progress: 20 %
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Corrosion - Jon Bassoff This is a highly effective tour de force told in the first person which is brutal in its execution. The language is highly emotive and the imagery, although at times disturbing, tells a story of impending horror and mental deterioration. Joseph Downs is a damaged and wounded Iraqi war veteran infatuated with the complex Lileth. Benton Fault, superficially sane, sees his world collapsing and develops an unhealthy interest in Constance Durban. The development of these themes and the coming together of the central characters, expertly done in the hands of Jan Bassoff,creates a wonderful, uneasy, edgy, unforgettable read...and one of my favourite books of 2013!