Four really good books this month. Please let me know if you have read them and what you thought.
Stephen Fry -Mythos. Highly enjoyable retelling of the Greek myths. His use of language is engaging and very accessible, with a delicious touch of humour.
Robert Harris – The Second Sleep. Robert Harris is one of my favourite authors. He writes well, the books are skillfully researched and plotted. He is also hard to pigeonhole. I’d describe this as a “What If ” mystery. It begins as a fairly standard historical novel, but a couple of chapters in there is one almighty big twist, which sends you back to re-evaluate what you have just read. It’s a good read, and should you be lucky enough to find yourself on a beach this Summer, perfect holiday reading.
Andrea Levy- Small Island- Really enjoyed this book. It tells the story of the Windrush generation. The people who came from Jamaica to England in the 1940’s, their dreams and the reality of life in a run down post war country. There are five narrators. They each tell their own story of their war, and of their current life in 1948. One for my top 100 good reads. I can quite understand why this one was included in Channel 5’s 30 best British novels.
Jenny Blackhurst-Before I let you in. Well what can I say? Simply one of the best psychological thrillers I have ever read. Masterly plotted. Pure mind games. Choose a time when you can spend all day reading, sit back and watch your mind tie itself in knots!
So do you know any of these books? Love to know if you have read any really good books this month.
Now where’s my book? It’s cold and wet today, perfect time to curl up on the sofa….