pandop: (Kali)
[personal profile] pandop
51: A Passage to India E.M. Forster

This was the December book group choice, and it meant I finally got round to reading it. I enjoyed it, it was fascinating to see late colonial India from a contemporary perspective - although I do wonder with what 'authority' he was able to describe the thoughts and feelings of Indians. Perhaps being a writer he was able to be a little 'outside' of convential Anglo-India.

52: The Hedge Knight George R.R. Martin [Kindle]

This was the first time I had tried to read a graphic novel on the tablet, and I wasn't sure about it, but I thought it was worth risking 99p. Mostly it worked, although there were a couple of double page spreads I would have liked to be able to zoom into a little. Good story, nicely self-contained, and good art. I loved that the alternate cover images were also included.

53: Pure Andrew Miller [Kindle]

Bought this on the premise of the blurb, and because it was cheap. It was very odd. It was interesting, and quite a good story, but I am not quite sure if I enjoyed it.

54: The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding Agatha Christie [Kindle]

A sesonal Poirot story I bought as a one-off. It is one I have definitely seen on the television, but it was good to read all the same. Classic Christie with a country house setting, and a nice twist in the plot.

55: The Man in the Snow: A John Shakespeare Novella Rory Clements [Kindle]

Another nice seasonal murder, great plot and characters. I have read a couple of others in this series, and am going to make an effort to get some more.

56: Hercule Poirot's Christmas Agatha Christie [Kindle]

More seasonal murder. Again, a classic with a country house, a twist, and a family at war. I think I may have seen this one on TV, but not so frequently. Brilliantly written and observed, as ususal.

*****

Quite a bit of reading this month, but I didn't make my goodreads target of 65 books - not that I mind as it was 10 more than last year. I have split the difference and made 60 the target for 2016. Whether I meet it is going to depend on how many novellas I read, versus how many mighty tomes (and I have one more A Song of Ice and Fire epic to go...)
From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

pandop: (Default)
pandop

July 2017

S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 21st, 2017 02:47 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios