Nick Walker

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Hong Kong Noir by Feng Chi-shun – This is the Hong Kong the tourists don’t see, but I, as a for­mer res­i­dent, know too well. Chill­ingly and skil­fully nar­rated, the book takes sin­ful de­light in prob­ing the dark side of Asia’s most un­for­giv­ing city.

A Man In Full by Tom Wolfe – Long, sprawl­ing and Bib­li­cal in scope, some of the set-pieces are so en­gag­ing and cin­e­matic that I find my­self re­turn­ing to this novel ev­ery few years; in my book, the clos­est thing to The Great Amer­i­can Novel.

The Sense Of An End­ing by Ju­lian Barnes – One of the themes of this master­piece is how tricky mem­ory can be. A highly thought-pro­vok­ing meta­phys­i­cal work, and a wor­thy win­ner of the Booker Prize in 2011.

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