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Pale Fire: A Poem in Four Cantos by John Shade
Vladimir Nabokov, Brian Boyd
Pale Fire
Vladimir Nabokov
Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground New Edition
Michael Moynihan, Didrik Søderlind
Under Stones
Bob Franklin
The Erotic Potential of My Wife
David Foenkinos, Yasmine Gaspard
A Corner of White
Jaclyn Moriarty
Winter's Bone
Daniel Woodrell
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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Neil Gaiman
The Beetle
Richard Marsh
Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith

The Penguin Book of the City

The Penguin Book Of The City - Robert Drewe I've read the following stories so far:Banana Yoshimoto - "Newlywed" - Meh. I was curious to see some of her work, but... meh. ★ ★Jess Mowry - "Crusader Rabbit" - This is such a great short story. There are so many elements to it, it would make a great story for a book club discussion. It is only 10 pages long, but full of depth and a wide range of emotion. The story is of two homeless young people, dumpster diving for cans to cash in at a recycling centre. The younger of the two is weaning himself off heroin, with the support of the older youth. Together they find the body of a baby in a trash can. Mowry portrays the boys with such warmth, understanding and humour, it's not difficult to empathise with the boys. ★ ★ ★ ★