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Peter Cox, Founder

Burning Books

Talking Great, Good, Bad and Very Bad Books

Burning Books

From recent débuts to classics, fiction to non-fiction, memoirs, philosophy, science, history and journalism, Burning Books separates the smoking from the singeworthy, looking at the pleasures (and pains) of reading, the craft of writing, the ideas that are at the heart of great novels as well as novels that try to be great… but don’t quite make it.

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Eric Beck Rubin

Eric Beck Rubin

Separating smoke from fire

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So Many Books, So Little Time

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The Adversary – Emmanuel Carrère

A Case of Mistaken Identity
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Morality Play – Barry Unsworth

More Naughty Than Nice
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Latecomers – Anita Brookner

Never Started Before It Was Over
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The Scapegoat – Sophia Nikolaidou

When the World is Against You
The German Mujahid – Boualem Sansal

The German Mujahid – Boualem Sansal

The Secret Lives of Banlieusards
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The Luzhin Defense – Vladimir Nabokov

Early Nabokov Trying Things
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Exiles – Michael J Arlen

The King’s Old Clothes