I have been very lazy this week, and I am using the rain as an excuse. Apart from one walk after work and a good cycle ride a couple of days ago I have been sitting on my arse reading. Hence why I finished three books this week.
Something actually happened this week, I have gotten a Jury Summons for the end of June, part of me is quite looking forward to it, but I know it will be loads of sitting around doing nothing, but at least I will get to read in company for a change.
by Rene Denfeld
Well that was dark! But so good. I had to read it slowly as it is too harrowing in places to be read fast. This is magical realism but only seen through the eyes of a madman on death row, but a madman with a wonderful imagination.
Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus, #1)
by Ian Rankin
I have been meaning to read Ian Rankin for a long time now but inspired by the Popsugar challenge prompt: A book you have seen on someone’s shelf, and finding it on the bookshelves of Nicola Sturgeon, meant now was the time.
Its a good solid mystery, with an intriguing man as protagonist. I felt using the hypnotist brother as a way of getting important backstory was an interesting device.
I think this is her best book yet, but it’s not perfect. The pacing was great and I found it hard to put the book down in the beginning. It lost something in the middle and I found the protagonist’s behaviour was a bit OTT and cringy but then it got it’s mojo back and we get an understanding about what was happening in her life and relationships. There were a few things that I feel were left too unexplained for my liking, but overall a great read.
I think I like her non fiction more than her fiction but Deborah Levy is a highly intelligent writer in her 60’s and we get to hang out with her for 200 pages.