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My true loves: Wilkie Collins, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anais Nin, George Eliot, James Joyce, James Baldwin, George Orwell, Oscar Wilde, bell hooks, Chinua Achebe, Langston Hughes, William Shakespeare... I'm falling for : Italo Calvino, Toni Morrison, Frantz Fanon, Wole Soyinka, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Albert Camus, Margaret Atwood, Somerset Maugham, Junot Diaz, A.S. Byatt... And the lists continue to grow! I will read almost anything, as long as it's well-written. I always love to expand my reading horizons.

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Orientalism
Edward W. Said
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Finnegans Wake (Trade Paperback)
James Joyce
Silent Pages, Loud Thoughts, Short Stories - Vincenzo Scipioni If you're looking for a book that educates as well as entertains, this one is for you!A great collection of short stories, mostly told in a conversational manner which makes the stories more accessible. I loved the vast array of characters in these stories. The history notes and the common sense displayed in these stories was awesome. You'll experience all sorts of emotions; nostalgia, sadness, humour, disgust... It's truly the perfect book to discuss with friends. Definitely not a book for the faint of heart, those who don't like graphic situations or swear words, or for those who don't like questioning things but I enjoyed it immensely.