TBR update

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?).


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7 thoughts on “TBR update”

  1. I read Daphne a couple of months ago and enjoyed it a great deal. It’s written in a lovely, flowing, accessible style. Some reviewers found the third strand about a young researcher in an unhappy marriage a bit limp compared to the other plot lines, but I actually liked all of it. Ian Banks is someone I’m sort of tempted to read but then never actually do. I’ll be interested to read your review. Great books!

  2. I have to read Tigana! you don’t want to know how many years I have had this book on my shelf! Yet it’s gotten good reviews, and some fantasy readers class it their favourite Kay book. Let us know!…..lol I will get around to my copy one day.

  3. Litlove – That’s reassuring. Could be a good Sunday read, then.

    Susan – I’ll let you know. I only heard of it via a link you posted, so you are indirectly responsible for my purchase!

  4. Please let me know how Daphne is. I’m interested (especially since I’ve just decided I will reread Jamaica Inn in October when all my reading centers around celebrating Halloween).

  5. Emily – Well, I gave up on Daphne, I’m sorry to say. And I was just about to explain why when I realised I could write it all in an actual letter.

  6. I love the Crow Road. And the mini-series the BBC made from it remains my favorite adaption of a book for tv (after Pride & Prejudice, of course). I saw it in Dublin in ’96 was completely hooked. The mini-series made me go out and get the book and was never disappointed. Let me know how it goes when you reread it!

  7. Dalia – Oh, I liked the Crow Road this time round too, although not as much as I did when I first read it. I haven’t seen the mini-series but it was supposed to be excellent. I’ll have to try to get it on Netflix.

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