As I mentioned last week, a feature that I’m introducing this year is a by-the-month review of all of the books that I read last year, or what I’m calling my “Literary Look Back”.
Well ladies and gentlemen, I am back at last.
The subject of my first musing/review/rant is on the delicate flower of the Stark family, Sansa.
Every time I finished one of the books In the Song of Ice and Fire series, I thought about writing a review, but couldn’t quite work out how to do it. With the popularity of the series, what can I say that hasn’t already been said?
The moment I opened up the cover to The Magician King, I was awash with the feeling that I was visiting with old friends. Friends with dangerous powers who lean towards mental instability, but friends nonetheless.
I spent the majority of a recent day off from work reading Holy Fools, and it proved to be time very well spent.
Would I agree with the author who declared it “A brilliant and breathtaking trip through meta-fictional time”? The answer, as it turns out, is a resounding yes.
Shooting the Heart, by Paul Cody, initially hooked me with its intriguing premise.
Jesse Ball’s The Curfew is a prime example of how sometimes an author can say more by saying less.
Reading Great House, by Nicole Krauss, was a peculiar experience.