Scott's Book Review



Midnight’s Children

Salman Rushdie

Classic Fiction


A worthy winner of the ‘Booker of Bookers’, Midnight’s Children (1981) is a fantastic achievement in fiction by British Indian Salman Rushdie...

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Middlemarch

George Eliot

Choice Classics


On first reading this at school in 1977, it took me a while to get fully involved in the narrative. By half way through I wondered if there could ever be a...

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Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert

Choice Classics - A pick from the enduring classics


‘… None of us can ever express the exact measure of our needs’, Gustave Flaubert (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaubert) observes in what...

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Choice Classics - A pick from the enduring classics


Charles Dickens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens) managed to conjure up in his fiction a world which is so quintessentially British...

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Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy

Choice Classics - A pick from the enduring classics


There was a day and age when rural peasants in England scarcely journeyed outwith the sight of their local parish church spire. Young beauty Tess...

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Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre

Choice Classics - A pick from the enduring classics


Nausea (La Nausée, 1938) is the diary of one Antoine Roquentin whose systematic introspection leads him into a frame of mind in which he senses himself...

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