Scott's Book Review



Middlesex

Jeffrey Eugenides

Literary Bent - Writing at its best


Long on the ‘to do’ list for reading fiction, I’m delighted to have completed Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides...

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Bel Canto

Ann Patchett

Literary Bent - Writing at its best


Long on the ‘to do’ reading list, I’m delighted finally to have read Bel Canto (2001) by Ann Patchett (http://www.annpatchett.com/) this...

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Confabulations

John Berger

Literary Bent - Writing at its best


John Berger (5 November 1926 – 2 January 2017, https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/30/john-berger-at-90-interview-storyteller) was an English art...

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Invisible Cities

Italo Calvino

Literary Bent - Writing at its best


Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italo_Calvino) describes Venice in the guise of a succession of 55 exotic and remote cities....

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Gilead

Marilynne Robinson

Literary Bent - Writing at its best


When someone you really admire gushes about an author and their work, one is inclined to take notice. When that person offers an articulate critical appraisal...

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Essayism

Brian Dillon

Literary bent - literary criticism


Debates about whether the digital world is shortening attention spans rumble on. School teachers now report that pupils can’t concentrate for long, and...

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