What are you currently reading?
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I have just started reading J K Rowling's Casual Vacancy which was first published in 2012. It is her first adult novel and revolves around the small town of Pagford and a Council vacancy that arises upon the death of one of its members. Being from a small town, I am interested in seeing how a famous writer of children's books portrays small town life. Can she draw the adult reader in as well as she did capturing the minds of our children?
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. And it is odd. Weird. Unsettling. And a completely brilliant piece of work. Most authors communicate via words, but Danielewski takes it many steps further to communicate by how he presents his text.
I'm currently reading The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons (recommended to me) it's a big chunky book while I'm travelling overseas. Plenty of airport reading time.
I am struggling a bit with Ten White Geese - I get where it's going and think (hope) it will be worth it, but it seems a little pretentious and irritating at the moment, wading through it. Thankfully it is very short.
The Gender Delusion by Cordelia Fine. It's about the way pseudo-science is used to justify sexism. I've only gotten through the introduction so far but it looks really interesting.
The Long Goodbye, by Raymond Chandler. An excellent novel based around Chandler's famous gritty detective, Philip Marlowe.
Game of Thrones, the final book to date. I hope the next one is out soon!
Travel books about Taiwan. I've just finished The Orphan Master's Son. That took me over 8 weeks to complete for various reasons, but it certainly gave me what I believe to be a true picture of North Korea, even if in a 1984 and Animal Farm fashion.
Margaret Atwood's Oryx & Crake. It's bleak, but very interesting.
On the Farm by Stevie Cameron. It's a non-fiction book which details the killings of Robert Pickton, one of Canada's most notorious serial killers.
Why Did They Do It?
The Sixth Extinction
They should keep me going for the month, b4 they due back at local Library!
I’m reading, 'Somebody That I used to Know. Loss, Loss & Jack Thompson'. by Bunkie King.
My sister gave me the book for my birthday, because I used to know the family for a couple of years, in the ’60’s, & we were invited to Bunkie’s mother’s 80th birthday party, in the Blue Mountains, years ago.
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