About to start this...!!
This book was such a well-crafted whirlwind. I gifted this to a good friend last weekend and I can't wait to hear how she feels about it. 😊
I read Asymmetry at completely the wrong time, while I was not really in a good place to read. It took me ages to finish the story because of that. Still, I loved it - and admired it.
There were so many perfect sentences, so many ideas to think about, this book has such originality.. I am grateful to the bookseller who convinced me to buy it.
I love Robin, Strike, and J.K. Rowling's writing too much to rate this unfavourably, but I did feel like she left us hanging on this one in terms of the friendship between Robin and Strike. The case they had to solve I found stronger and easier to follow than the cases in the previous two installments, so that was good. All in all, I enjoyed the reading experience, delving in and finishing this all in a day and a half.
I'm over halfway in Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb and I really like it. I'm slightly disappointed, but that's because of my sky-high expectations, the somber turns that the plot keeps taking, and the vague serpent talk. Everything else is all good and I can't wait to read the rest.
It took me some time to get stuck into this one. The magical realism seemed too forced in the beginning of the story and I can't say I cared much for the characters. The author seemed overly present in the story. After a while, though, after the context had been laid out, the multi-generational tale with Ava at the center started up and I adored that. The bakery made this such a scrumptious autumnal read.
Manifesto for feminist intersectionality. #important
Just received this little one through an anonymous book exchange!! So exciting. Any thoughts on either the book or the author? Let me know if this novel is one I should delve into before I travel to New Zealand in two months' time. 🤔
My boyfriend is pictured here reading Cline's the Girls during our Corfu getaway. I read it after him and enjoyed the ride, too! We loved the authenticity and newness of Evie's psychological development and how atmospheric the language was. And now I promise I will never post a book review in first-person plural again! 😂
This story! I can't get enough of Toibin and am dying to get to Nora Webster. It was very well received here in the Netherlands. I also watched the film adaptation of Brooklyn and am rewatching it in my local cinema with my boyfriend as part of a film adaptation lecture. I guess that says enough! 💞
Which book on the Man Booker shortlist are you excited about? After reading the first pages of Szalay and Beatty, I want to read both! Oops. And I haven't even checked out the others.
Ah, Norwegian Wood.. It had been recommended often and when a colleague from the bookshop came by to lend me her copy I no longer had any excuse not to. I loved the easy, straight-forward style and the quiet but sincere emotion of it. I will definitely be reading more Murakami, although I am prepared to be lightly freaked by talking cats and the like.
The contrast between the familiar and the exceptional was everywhere around me. [...] An electric forklift truck was being used to unload goods from an ancient wooden cart with wooden wheels. The impression was of a plodding indefatigable and distant past that had crashed intact through barriers of time into its own future. I liked it.