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 Amateur Marriage - Anne Tyler Marry in haste, repent at leisure, with lots of observations of missed opportunities and the niggles of marriage. Charting the lives of a family with an aspiring mother, and also the changes in post war society. Pauline keeps up, but Michael hankers after simpler times and places. The running away of their teenage daughter affects the family in different ways at different times. Somehow reminiscent of other US fiction set post-war, such as Middlesex and even The Corrections.

Currently reading

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