Sorry, I didn’t mean to completely disappear for so long! I’m a bit stressed with uni, as usual, and somehow freeze up everytime I try to write about books for fun. So this will be a very short post with more images than text, just to let you know I’m still around (and will hopefully manage to comment on your posts soon, I’m still lurking though 😉 ):
I just finished reading:
Isn’t the cover simply gorgeous? Held it just so that everyone could take a look at it while I was reading on my commute 🙂 This was my third Duncker read and had that wonderful creepy and unsettling atmosphere I’ve come to expect from her. Also features the usual emphasis on France and high culture. This time around Duncker writes about a (suicide) sect, a judge who has made it her calling to save people from their influence, and a composer who may or may not be seduce the judge to join the darker side.
I am currently reading:
This is O’Flynn’s second novel and as I absolutely adored What Was Lost, I had to give this one a try. There is nothing I don’t like about it so far, it’s just not as fantastic as the first book (which honestly is more or less impossible to beat). Still, O’Flynn’s look at English society is compelling. This one is about local news presenter Frank, bad jokes and Birmingham’s attitude towards architecture. I have to say O’Flynn is brilliant about creating characters, even the minor ones come completely to life.
In my mailbox:
I love representatons of cities in literature and when Ana sang the praises for Kraken I decided I had to give Miéville a try. Typically the bookshop had never heard of him nor anything by him (which is what usually happens when I decide to support the local stores) but every copy in the library was checked out. Thankfully there are lots of great people who sell cheap secondhand copies to Germany. I have already decided to lock myself in this weekend and spend some quality time with this book 🙂
Crime fiction of course, but for once not a British cosy! I loved every adjective in the raving reviews and admittedly, the title. Sarcasm, great characterization and social commentary, here I come. Plus, Eva recommended it!
Hope you’re all doing well! What’s everyone reading?