Haven't bothered with the authors' names. Lent to me by Rob Fox. Expected it to be poor but in fact it was a good read - if you enjoy conspiracy theory books by newpaper reporters. Was it all conspiracy theory or good investigation leading to the truth (which is fantastic and larger than life - as Maxwell himself was)? Dunno.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Have been meaning to read this for ages ever since I read another book (can't remember which) based on the story. Virginia Woolf writes in a very strange way so I didn't find it easy to read...probably the sort of book you study for A level or something.....long sentences describing people's thoughts. The "story" is about one day when Mrs Dalloway is preparing to have a society party. Other people enter into the story as she shops in London, including a boyfriend from when she was young. However if you're looking for lots of action, give it a miss!
Friday, November 06, 2009
This was this month's book club book....believe me there is no other reason why I would have read it! The Daily Mail and Hello recommend it so I don't need to say more. It's about two childhood friends who meet in adult life...one is a lawyer; the other has just murdered two people. It didn't have a dramatic effect on my life.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
My second consecutive book about teenage angst and sex (lots of sex!) in the 1960s. And my second Martin Amis book. A good and pretty quick read, very evocative of teenage angst (including sex) in any era. But the storyteller in this and my previous Amis has been upper class, moving in a wide ranging circle of people. Can M Amis not write from any other perspective? I'll try Time's Arrow (on Sarah's recommendation).