Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Winter Moon by Dean Koontz

I was desperate for something to read and found this in the club house. It started off ok as a police in New York story. Unfortunately the plot starts to involve alien invasion and not Wyndam style so I just kept thinking about horror movies. Only read it if you've nothing else available.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The glass blowers - daphne du maurier

the story of Daphne's family who were glass blowers!! goes through the revolution in 1800s (oh dear my french history is appawling!).

no gripping dark moments lik rebecca but a good story that keeps you all the way through.


The bean trees - Barbara Kingsolver

the same woman who wrote the poisonwood bible.. not as amazing, but very nice and gentle to read.. varied who was telling the story.

About a girl who lives in small town america.. bit of illegal imigrants.. bit of feminist issues.

interesting quick read


Hungry Hill - Daphne du Maurier

not as thrilling as her other stories.. it's about a family who live in a big house and the lives of the hiers as they come into ownership.. so it's goes through about 4 generations in the end.

Obviously I liked it because it was late 1800s onwards and it was daphne... not one of her bests though so wouldn't recommend


Monday, November 10, 2008

Regeneration by Pat Barker

Didn't know what to expect but wanted to read this trilogy because of what people say about it. Found it surprisingly easy to read - coherent, a good novel but about real people which draws you in. Ready for second book now.


The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

Glad I bought and read this. A scientist's very critical (to say the least!) view of religion and religious people and their affect on our society and world. My own views on the subject have been crystalising over the last year or two and Dawkins has reinforced them and clarified them. But not a perfect or easy read - sometimes repetitive or long-winded. But a good read if you are prepared to give his views a hearing.


Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz

Some light reading. Usual strong/fast adventure story with Koontz's usual science fiction or fantasy twist in it. OK but not worth recommending.


A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve

Interesting book that I found in the apartment about some college friends who meet up after about 30 years at a wedding. Usual sort of story where people keep referring back to an incident taht happened when they were friends and had an affect on their lives.