Currently reading, thanks #NetGalley. So far so good
My third book read. I really wanted to like this book. I am really glad that it's on the #manbooker Longlist. I think that the stories held within it need to be told and retold. But I found it hard to engage with it. I found that it's central focus, the underground railroad was present enough to get in the way but not present enough to make it an interesting feature.
I must admit that I feel really bad about dnf'ing this book. I love the fact that there is a gay relationship at the core of this book. I also really like that this relationship is treated so casually. The author just presents as a natural fact. But, I have been trying to read it for a week and keep finding excuses not to pick it up. But, really it is another cowboy movie written from the POV of a white guy. #manbooker
My first Booker read. The shear mass of ideas; together with its non-linear form and shortness, made it feel very busy and overwhelming. At times, I felt lost, and disengaged, from the story and characters. Not a bad read, but not a satisfying one either. I can see why it‘s on the Booker list and I fear that it will be on the short list. However, I will feel really disappointed if it wins.
2nd #manbooker read. (I am trying to read the list) Not really looking forward to getting into this chunkster though
Sorry for the silence. Last week was hectic. This week isn't going to be much better. But, I had a really nice day in Ludlow last week and of course I had to go into castle books. Of course I had to buy books. So, here's the book haul
Weekend read. Hooray it's finally cooled down enough to get some reading done. This week's weather has been hot and distracting
Politically topical. Topically currently. Extremely engaging. A brilliantly written collection. Not one dud amongst them
#bookmail arrived this morning