Sunday, 28 February 2016

2016 Booklist #9: Cherry Crow Children

By Deborah Kalin. Amazing book, amazing horror. Each story is my favorite as I'm reading it. Afterwards? I just can't pick... 

Thursday, 18 February 2016

2016 Booklist #8: The Spare Room

By Helen Garner. Powerful, gripping, engrossing - and the perfect choice after reading Elizabeth Jolley.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Booklist #7: Palomino

By Elizabeth Jolley. Had no idea what this was about before reading it. It's very literary (hence the lecture theatre named after Jolley at my university), very lyrical writing. Nothing like what I expected. I am fascinated to find out what era the story is written in, as I couldn't easily pick it from the story - the themes are quite modern (it was published in 1980), but it feels like it was set in the 50s or 60s. 

Sunday, 7 February 2016

2016 Booklist #6: The Case of the Lucky Loser

By Erle Stanley Gardner. I had never read nor watched any Perry Mason before this. Now I have. I am unlikely to read any more.

Monday, 1 February 2016

2016 Booklist #5: Cat's Eye

By Margaret Atwood. I loved reading this book. Beautifully written, gripping story - particularly Elaine's earlier years (to be fair everything was a bit anticlimactic after that). The setting (post-War Canada) felt novel to me too.