Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Postcards by E. Annie Proulx

This is the story of a man who has to leave his home and family after he kills his wife. As the years go by, his only contact with his former life are by sending postcards from the different parts of America where he settles. He never finds out about the troubles that happen at home, although the reader gets both sides of the family's life. Quite an interesting idea for a story, but at times it was a bit slow...not what I'd call a "page turner"!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

If nobody speaks of remarkable things by Jon McGregor

I read this book before but don't seem to have added it to Beck Book Club. It was this month's book club book and I enjoyed reading it again. I think it is such a beautiful book. I couldn't believe it when I went to Book Club and several people thought it was dreadful and others weren't impressed by it at all. But then I recommended "What I loved" to one of the group and she thought it was aweful. People are so different aren't they? Anyway I still thought the book was lovely...beautiful style. We all know what it's about don't we?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cities Of The Plain by cormac McCarthy

The last in a trilogy by the man who recently wrote No Country For Old Men. Once again, beautiful writing style, beautiful imagery, really touching stories about people leading a simple 'cowboy' life in 1950s to 1980s small town Texas and Mexico. I loved them but it's a heavy trilogy which tested my stamina.