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.

Agents and Patients

Agents And Patients - Anthony Powell A little like Evelyn Waugh, but nowhere near as good. Set just before WW2, amongst the opportunistic not-quite-rich. The agents are cinematic and artistic; the patients are psychoanalytic. The would-be film maker plans a prototype reality TV documentary (though he imagines it won't make any money): filming a bunch of intellectuals holed up in a big house together and seeing how they interact - and justifying it as practical psychology.

Currently reading

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