Loved it! A perfect Jackson Brodie novel. ❤️
#BookMail Pt2 This is the Waterstones Exclusive Edition Of The new Jackson Brodie novel by Kate Atkinson. I love that I can buy signed copies from overseas,not that many authors bother to visit Australia unfortunately. It‘s a beautiful copy, I really like the endpapers, I‘d love to know which beach in the UK it is, stormy beaches are my favourite type. Jackson has moved to a quiet seaside village with his son, but things don‘t stay quiet for long.
Big Sky is Atkinson at her best. Sure there‘s a bit of set up at the start of the novel, sure there‘s some neatly wound things at the end, but ultimately it doesn‘t matter. Big Sky is a great story, peopled with complex and interesting characters. Atkinson‘s narrative is one of horrific crimes, and she manages to shock, build immense tension, but also to make her reader laugh. This is no mean feat.
Great work Kate, this is just what I needed.
Snatching a few minutes of reading time after I spent half the morning at the A&E with the little human who has a severe case of strep throat/tonsillitis. #mummyneedsabreak
It might not quite be 4.00 p.m. yet, but this has felt like a long hard day in the Hideous Concrete Fortress, especially when there is a book like that calling out to be read on the journey home. #fridayreads #kateatkinson #bigsky #book #fictiin #jacksonbrodie #books #hideousconcretefortress #bookstagram #bookphotography #bookish #booklove #dauntbooks #nookcommunity #nearlyhometime
I didn't even think I could wish for a new Jackson Brodie, and yet, here we are 💗 my most anticipated book of the year, and there's another one coming (after a WWII one)!
I read a review saying Atkinson is perfect at revealing the banality of evil, and that's never more accurate than here. So happy to see so many familiar faces - that second to last phone call 💗💀
Also- sorry my thumb looks mega-creeps 😬
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I see what all the fuss is about Jackson Brodie ♥️ What a story .. depth & heart & humour. And dealing with abuse.
I‘m looking forward to starting at the beginning in a few months .... I can‘t wait. I broke all the rules & read this one first ( even though it‘s the latest) ! It worked for me
It‘s my first Kate Atkinson & first Jackson Brodie & I‘m missing out on the development of characters that went before. But , still, I really love it! It all feels so familiar, like walking into your own front room. Clever , funny , I can identity with so much of the minutia ( the garage wine bought at the last minute 🙈 ) And , The dark & serious lurks beneath the jokes. What a wonderful read .. perfect Sunday afternoon 👍🏻
BIG SKY .. I‘ve never read a Jackson Brodie novel , but the woman ( reviewer) I recently listened to on an Arena radio show interview hadnt either ( & she loved it ) & she said she‘ll go back now & start at the beginning... I‘m following her lead .... 🤞🏻( but I will wait till our buddy read to read the first @Cinfhen
This is the first time I can remember getting a new release library book anytime even close to the actual release date. It‘s not a kindle book though, so I‘ll have to read it on the iPad before the library takes it back!
Thanks, #NetGalley, for this sneak peek of the long-awaited for 5th installment of the Jackson Brodie series! I had to get the hardcover version as well so that my collection matches... This 5th book feels more connected to the 3rd in the series than 4th (in fact if you re-read the series for this one, you may end up frustrated with including the 4th). This is a return to the feel of the early books- wonderful!!
Just an awesome, comfort blanket type read. Not because horrible things don‘t happen in the book (they do) but because this is the Atkinson writing I love. I love Brodie and the characters in this book are amazing (the goodies - you‘ll know who they are).
I can never quite put my finger on what I love so much, I think I also laughed every page, which is rare.
Literally this week in work, two of my team had bad news and the tea comes out and the tin of Blue Ribands.....are they available anywhere else?
Hurray, it came.
I wish I could've sat down and read this straight through, but it's been a busy few days so I had to fit it in where I could. I loved it, of course. In many ways it's another look at the banality of evil, and the myriad ways in which the vulnerable are exploited. The political parallels are there, but with the lightest of touches. Kate Atkinson creates such recognisable characters with just a few details, and frequently subverts stereotypes.👇
Book #6 on Modern Mrs Darcy‘s Must Read mystery list! Half way thru the list! The final Atkinson book on the list and said to be a great one! This is another Jackson Brodie mystery. In Big Sky he discovers a human trafficking network and learns how far back the devastating crimes actually go. This is one you will continue to flip the pages reading until justice is served! This is getting released on June 18, just a few more days! Who‘s excited?
I love Kate Atkinson.
Look what I've got!
So excited! 😃😃😃 I'm going to start reading right now!