June Books

Jul. 1st, 2015 10:16 pm
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28: Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys

Thanks to the book group I finally got round to reading this. I was a little disappointed as it wasn't as good as I hoped. However, I did find it interesting, particuarly the time-shift to place it just post slave emancipation, and the post-colonial view of the West Indies, as I haven't read much set here, most post-colonial literature I have read has been Indian.

29: A Bespoke Murder Edward Marston [Kindle]

A new series from an author I seem to be reading a lot of recently. This is set in WWI London, just after the sinking of the Lusitania, and in the midst of the anti-German violence that followed. I really liked the twists in the plot, and the characters - I will look forward to reading more of them.

30: Death on the Nile Agatha Christie

This is one of my favourite Poirots in the TV adaptations, and I was pleased to find that it had stuck quite closely to the book (although the book has a happier/neater ending for two characters than the TV does) - there is an extra mystery in the background too. Very much enjoyed

31: The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits edited by Mike Ashley

As with any selection of short stories I enjoyed some more than others. What I didn't expect was to find a random novel stuck in the middle of the book - and not a good novel at that. The Ancient and Medieval sections suggested some new authors to me - and there was a Cadfael short story I had never read, so that was a real treat. The more modern stories seemed to suffer from a case of wanna-be Sherlock Holmes in the characters, which was less good - having said that, the one story with Conan Doyle as a detective was rather good.
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