Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A thousand speldid suns by Khaled Hosseini

This is our new book club book. Liked it a LOT more than his first book which I thought really glossed over the fact that it was set in afganistan where as this one showed you a lot more from the view of women living in Kabul.


Sunday, April 13, 2008

The book of lost things - John Connolly

hmmm. seen this in sooo many bookshops I bought it on a 3 for 2. Quite a wierd story. about a boy who goes into a magical world. A bit lion the witch and the wardrobe with really strong morals. There is a bit at the end about how the author meant it to be an adults book. I'm not convinced he managed it.


Two caravans - Marina lewychka

very similar to short history of tractors but a better story. About polish youths who come over to be cheap labour, initially strawberry picking but then a series of rather unbelievable events mean they end up doing all sorts.
pleased to read it finally but I wouldn't rush to read it again


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan

At last I've read On Chesil Beach. Loved it, but so so sad. I liked the way the end seemed to move so quickly after such a slow focus for most of the book.
It nearly made me late for a meeting this morning...


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

My Favourite Wife - Tony Parsons

I've read all his other books, and mostly loved them.. This was very good but I didn't really bond with the story. Was about a couple who move to China and get confused by the chinese/expat culture.

Still cried at it obviously!