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.
What A Carve Up - Jonathan Coe Billed as a send up of the English class system, but more of a dig at 80s poly-industrialist nepotism. Layers of stories within stories, augmented with letters, newspaper clippings etc. It mainly tells the story of a man trying to write a history of a powerful family, and thus tells their stories too.

Aspects of this have similarities with one of the stories in David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas", http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/23327001

Currently reading

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