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.
Dr. Thorne - Anthony Trollope, Ruth Rendell The 3rd Barchester novel, based in Greshamsbury, rather than Barchester. The plot is rather too predictable from quite early on. It has another feisty heroine (Mary Thorne), as well as the unconventional Miss Dunstable, contrasted with and the grand and conventional de Courcys. Dr Thorne is explicitly the hero (as stated in one of Trollope's asides to his readers), but although he acts selflessly, he does not always act well, especially re his divided financial loyalties re Squire Gresham and Sir Roger.

Currently reading

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