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Currently reading

Clockwork Boys (Clocktaur War)
T. Kingfisher
Death of a Cozy Writer: A St. Just Mystery
G.M. Malliet, Davina Porter
Death from a Top Hat
Clayton Rawson
Progress: 17%
The Secret Library
Oliver Tearle
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
Barbara W. Tuchman, Nadia May
Progress: 696/1718minutes
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
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Silence by Shusaku Endo

Silence - William Johnston, Shūsaku Endō

This depressing and mostly tedious book is about a 17th century Portuguese missionary priest in Japan. The topic of Christianity in Japan is in itself is somewhat interesting, I suppose, just because it’s not the type of thing I’d typically read but the book was mostly meh. Some interesting passages but that’s about it. I should probably point out that I really don’t understand missionaries to begin with. There was also some weird present/past tense mixes but I guess that might be an artefact of the translation.


I read this book for the More Historical Than Fiction book club.