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.
Life of Pi - Yann Martel Story of a Hindu-Muslim-Christian boy who survives seven months in a lifeboat with a tiger. Gory in places, but believable and interesting ideas relating to zoology, philosophy and religion etc. The first third is very different in feel from the rest and although it describes Pi's life and beliefs, the images of India (surely a colourful place) are not as vivid as one might expect - it could (almost) be set anywhere.

Currently reading

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