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.
Then We Came to the End - Joshua Ferris First person tale of life in a US advertising agency approaching a downturn in the 1990s. Tries to be funny, quirky and to mix humour with poignancy, but doesn't deliver. It was neither funny enough to justify its implausibility, nor interesting enough to justify its lack of humour.

Currently reading

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