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My all time greats

Raymond Chandler Home is the sailor Glass bead game Iain M Banks Italo Calvino Kavalier and clay Victoria All the pretty horses Mother night Flowers for algernon Tortilla Flats Desolation Angels The Pigeon The gangster we are all looking for Galileo letters

The Big Sleep

by Raymond Chandler

Really anything by Raymond Chandler is just stunning magical noir writing. Poetic and lyrical. Chess, whisky, dames and detectives.

Home is the sailor

by Jorge Amado

A book that lingers with me forever - a stunning meditation on lying, identity and masculinity.

The Glass Bead Game

by Hermann Hesse

Game playing and culture.

Consider Phlebas

by Iain M. Banks

The whole culture series is some of my fave sci-fi. Expansive world building but with amazing characters. Sci-fi that makes you think.


by Italo Calvino

Poetic meditations on time, science and the cosmos.

The gangster we are all looking for

by Thi Diem Thúy Lê

A magnificent story of childhood, trauma and growing up in a foregin culture.

Desolation angels

by Jack Kerouac

A magical lyrical exploration of loneliness and living on top of a mountain and jazz.