Lockdown (not) Reading List

Not for what you are reading at present, but for books that sound strangely appropriate to the current omnishambles. I shall kick off with
Someone at a Distance (Dorothy Whipple)

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The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (Alan Sillitoe)

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Ah, yes. Saturday Night and - what day did you say this was again, me duck?

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I don’t have a TV, (the pictures are much better on the wireless) but I do have a computerator and so I watch films and stuff on YouTube or Amazon Prime. My cell-mates like YouTube cat-TV

…but I’ve been watching MST3K¹ episodes, and also the complete “Prisoner” series (from UK ITV mid -1960s) - the original, not the dreadful re-makes! - and if you want to make comparisms with 1984, BigBrother, Mind-Control, then there’s some interesting stuff in The Prisoner, plus a whole sub-culture of Prisoner fans.

Welcome to the 21st Century! :roll_eyes: :cry:

¹ Mystery Science Theater 3000

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I have found Phillip Pullman and his books

Simple soul me…

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Alone With You (Marissa Silver)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
The Decameron (Giovanni Boccaccio)

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The Sea, The Sea (Iris Murdoch)
The Madness of Crowds (Charles Mackay)
Two on a Tower (Thomas ‘Happy’ Hardy - 8 out of 10 cats say"he’s all heart!")

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Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)

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