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.
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel García Márquez, Edith Grossman More realism than magical and negligible politics etc. Poignant, earthy tale of loves lost and missed opportunities at the cusp of the 19th/20th centuries. Not as shocking as it should be (except re a character called America at the end). Florentino is an increasingly unsympathetic character, but you still want to know what happens to him.

Currently reading

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