Paper Man

Quotes from whatever I'm reading

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peritrope asked: I like your blog a lot, your school looks like a very beautiful place :) What are some of your most favourite books?

Thanks! I’m glad to hear you enjoy it. Corpus really is a beautiful place to study, and I’m very sad that this will be my final year there.

Favourite books is a difficult question! One of my absolute favourites is The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway. It’s difficult to describe, but it’s basically an apocalypse novel but with a tonne of cool twists on the idea and a great sense of humour. It also has the best plot twist of any novel I’ve ever read. I also really like The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi, for similar reasons- it’s full of a wealth of imaginative ideas. The far-future world its set in is very complex and comes with a large stock of new vocabulary to match. A lot of people have found it difficult to follow because of that, but I really like how it develops its own language, even if it isn’t always one I can understand! Outside of sci-fi, I really like The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano (which is really full of great quotes, a lot of which have ended up on my blog). He writes in the voices of a lot of different characters, all of whom feel distinct and interesting. Finally, I really love A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway. It’s rare that a book can make me cry, but that one really did.

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(presumably with the idea that once a man had learnt to drink tea, the other habits and qualities that make up a Briton would naturally follow)
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (via thephoenixsaid)