I am officially in love with Michael Frayn. Head-long was the first, then Skios, and now on my phone My Father’s Fortune which seems to be auto biographical. And all a pleasure.
Yup, Soy Sauce for Beginners by Kristen Chen had what I love. A good story, a new place and soy sauce.
As I struggle to make sense of art, its importance, its value, its purpose, I fell into Head-long and so much started to fall into place and become clear. As you follow the plight of a painting, this novel brings you into detail and process and ponder.
Im loving reading The Gentleman In Moscow. I usually wait to share until I have finished a book. But hey, Its my blog and I wanted to share.
The most fun I’ve had reading since Ella Minnow Pee. In this short novel the Queen finds herself , at the age of 80, reading for pleasure for the first time in her life. We follow the irritation of the court, The Queens quirky character, and her interactions. A quick read, and a delight.
Im still trying to figure out her message. I love the writing style. Her main character isn’t in many ways at all what the story is about yet she plays a central role. In this story, A writer, off to participate in a panel, meets along her way various characters. Just as in outline, the […]
Escaping her life, Stella finds herself companion to Martin, a young man confined to a wheelchair. From the British upper class, he shares his ancestral home with his parents. The people who pass through this tale seem to tell Stellas story. I cant describe the pleasure I had reading this.
What happens when a novelist travels from Britain to Greece to teach a week-long summer course on writing? Not a whole hell of a lot. Fear not, there is a quite a lot packed in these pages. The narrator, Faye, is a very good listener and we are treated to all she takes in: […]
Another fabulous read. I thought I had had my fill of lives intertwined through centuries, but in The Last Painting of Sara De Vos it wasn’t love that tied things together, but a painting and the people entwined in its story.
Take your time with it, enjoy the descriptions, the language, the story. I Loved All The Light We Cannot See and went back to see what else Doerr had written. I remember The Shell Collector being popular but I didn’t read it, I suppose I will go now and add it to my list.