Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Bel Canto - Ann Patchett

Sue from bookclub recommended this after we'd read Run by the same author.

Again quite a slow style but enough story to keep you wanting to read more. About a VIP dinner that gets taken over by terrorists

I liked the ending but the epiogue was jsut ridiculous.


Monday, January 28, 2008

If Nobody Speaks Of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor

lovely lovely lovely,

think you've all read this already so I won't say much.

lovely and gentle with confusing switching between times and centre of attention.


Friday, January 11, 2008

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Good read about a woman, Margaret, who is asked to write about the life of a famous writer before she dies. The story uncovers a mystery around twins which links in with Margaret's past.
The style is quite easy to follow and the plot interesting.

The Innocent Man by John Grisham

Boring, boring, boring. Grisham's first non-fiction book I suspect he had it ghost written - by a zombie. The story of farcical small town policing and bigotry and an innocent man sent to jail for 12 years for a horrific rape and murder(until DNA proved him innocent). Could have been good but just went on. And on. And onnnnnn. Don't even think of wasting your time on it. Is this a balance review? Yup!


Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Abortionist's Daughter - Elisabeth Hyde

Liked this a LOT. was a basic murder mystery with a bit more story behind it. Not that obvious who done it and nicely explained why they did. It also had 2 chapters of the actual day and how it happened right at the end which was a bit like a columbo backwards!


Monday, January 07, 2008

Run - Anna Patchett

Read this for Lou's book club.

About a family who are involved in a car accident and the fall out from that. I really liked it, although I've already heard the girl who picked the book hated it.


Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Cit of God - Paulo Lins

Probably read this more in 2007 than 2008 but finally finished it today.

Was a book before the AMAZING film and crickey it was a violent book. I'd forgotten how violent the film was but I might watch it again.

All about gangs in brazil, drug dealing and some very young children getting involved.