Monday, 7 January 2013
Reading List 2013
Perdido Street Station - China Mieville (urban fantasy best avoided by arachnophobes)
Macbeth - Shakespeare (a re-read for work)
Our Tragic Universe - Scarlett Thomas (enjoyed this!)
Written on the Heart - David Edgar (pretty weighty stuff: Tyndale, King James Bible, semantics, lots of men debating religion)
Waiting for Sunrise - William Boyd (literary thriller that doesn't quite cut it)
The Reader - Bernhard Schlink (found the tone/voice oddly disengaging)
The Low Road - Chris Womersley (neo noir meets Cormac McCarthy)
The Twelve - Justin Cronin (vampire saga part 2)
The Whaleboat House (literary whodunnit)
AngelFall - Susan Ee (YA novel I reviewed for The Hollywood News)
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk (finally got round to it. Think I've seen the film too many times as I found it a bit....boring!)
The Game - AS Byatt (too dry...yawn)
Moby Dick - Herman Meville (love this book)
The Virgin Suicides - Jeffery Eugenides (you'll like it for the rose tinted '70s nostalgia)
Seventh Heaven - Alice Hoffman (American suburban life)
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee (hadn't read this since junior school)
The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon (reviewed for The Hollywood News)
The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes (yeah I enjoyed this - murder and time travel)
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