Cecily's book reviews

In general I've written reviews of every book I've read since I joined GoodReads (RIP) in May 08, along with one or two I read prior to that. More recent reviews tend to be longer (sometimes a tad too long?). I always carry a book, though I don't get as much time as I'd like to get engrossed - life is busy, but in a good way. Too many of my favourite authors died without writing enough! Apart from reading, and writing about reading, I enjoy Scrabble, good restaurants, woodland, and attending the theatre.

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw - Henry James TotS is the main story - a traditional country house chiller/ghost story, though the (uncertain) children's role is a more original touch. Too many commas in odd places, make it long and convoluted and yet simultaneously abrupt; rearranging the clauses would be simpler, clearer and more flowing. However, this fault is not noticeable in the other two, shorter, stories in the collection.

Currently reading

The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy
Sebastian Peake, China MiƩville, Mervyn Peake
Gormenghast
Mervyn Peake