The books are stacking up, just as I like to see them. Last week was a slow one because the humidity meant I wasn’t sleeping, so I was tired on the train. I listened to Bath Tangle, by Georgette Heyer, but didn’t get any visual reading done only managed a couple of quick Colin Cotterills otherwise. So this is what’s up:
Riddley Walker – Russell Hoban. About the eponymous Riddley, set in a post-apocalyptic, illiterate society, written in phonetically spelled dialect. A Slightly Foxed recommendation.
Tigana – Guy Gavriel Kay
The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins. Bookclub pick (and a damn good selection)
The Crow Road – Iain Banks. It’s been years since I read this, so time to revisit Banks.
The Complete Midshipman Bolitho – Alexander Kent. Can Kent stand in for O’Brien? Seems unlikely but I’ll give him a go.
Daphne – Justine Picardie. An LT Early Reviewers copy, sort of about Daphne du Maurier. I’m a bit worried it might go all ‘Possession’ on me (researcher finding literary correspondence some years later, ring any bells, anyone?).