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John Lanchester
Birth date: February 25, 1962
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 8 months ago
[Epic movie trailer voice] Once there was a world. A world where great lands divided the seas. A world where one could live and die without ever having seen the ocean....That world is gone. Humanity waged war on the oceans... and it lost.…In a last ditch effort to save what precious little they have...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 10 months ago
"The Wall" is a grimly plausible, deftly told, brilliantly narrated tale of what happens when we lock the rest of the world out to protect ourselves from climate change. John Lanchester's"The Wall" is an extended metaphor for the direction Britain seems to be heading in. In a not too distant futur...
Lit Lovers Lane
Lit Lovers Lane rated it 6 years ago
Even though I truly enjoyed this book, my overwhelming impression while in its midst was that it was totally not what I expected. Standing in the bookstore and reading the back cover, I imagined a sort of mystery, crime, thriller genre with a good dose of humor. I am not a big crime or thriller read...
The Boat Was My Friend
The Boat Was My Friend rated it 7 years ago
Capital starts extremely promising and it really is enjoyable as a read, but it lacks character development and loses its proper London temperament along the way. The closure to the story comes through the employment of a deus ex machina almost, which makes you wonder: at the end of the day, which a...
Nicole~ rated it 7 years ago
A moving family story handled with Kidd glovesArriving in China in 1946 as a student, David Kidd witnessed Peking in its grandest splendor: "a great walled and moated medieval city" through which pulsated a life in what was considered "the world's largest empire." Within its walls lay the Forbidde...
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