Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

Lovely lyrical poetry. Very tempting to read it out loud so you can hear it as well as read it. Short in book terms (written as a play or spoken presentation by a group of voices) and a real indulgence to read in less than a week.


Thursday, March 15, 2007

Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee

Wow, what a sad book! But a real page turner - simple, clear in it's story line and narrative, and a fast, compelling read. So it is a remendous read but I'm not sure I'd recommend it to anyone who isn't up for a sad or penetrating story.

Not sure who the book belongs to (perhaps Mum). I might try another of his books (is it a he?). And is this the child of a previous Coetzee who was an author? Think I need to google.


Thursday, March 08, 2007

Music and Silence by Rose Tremain

This was this month's book club...the only reason I read it. I don't particularly like her style and the story was long and tedious in places. One annoying thing that she does is use capital letters for some common nouns...not all...and I can't work out which are the ones that deserve a capital and why. I suggest you only read it if you've a lot of time to waste.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs

Very good murder mystery told by another forensic pathologist/coroner like Patricia Cornwell's books. I'll read more Kathy Reichs books - at least until I get bored of the genre.

Score? 8/10

Predator - Patricia Cornwell

Similar style to her others.. if you like them, you'll like this. Slightly less about the usual characters though which was less interesting.
Nice ending though.. Dad said he foresaw it.. just shows he reads too many crime novels!


Thursday, March 01, 2007

Three Blind Mice by Ed McBain

Somehow managed to read this whilst holidaying with McSpences. Sometimes seemed to be seeing double! Good murder mystery built around a lawyer who lives in 'Calusa', Florida i.e. Sarasota. Decent story and easy read, but I'm biased 'cos I've read almost everything Ed McBain has written.