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 Stranger

The Stranger - Albert Camus,  Matthew    Ward A short, first person tale of a 20-something clerk, who probably has undiagnosed Asperger's. He describes his life and the people in it with analytical detachment, even when on trial. Likened by some to Kafka, and there are some similarities, but it is a much more conventional style of story.

Currently reading

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