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.
Orlando - Virgina Woolf Character living through 4 centuries. The style switches between novel, biography, history and philosophy. Jumps about between eras with no explanation of how and with major gaps in plot (an early proponent of "magical realism"?), clearly deliberate, but I found it irritating. Some echoes of Dorian Gray (the magical realism and some of the passages describing beautiful fabrics and artefacts).

Currently reading

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