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.
Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri Short stories about the Indian community, both in India and expats in the US. Some non-Indian characters and Americanised Indians give an outsiders perspective to balance the more insular stories, but the general themes of love, sex, betrayal, struggle, ostracism etc are universal.

Currently reading

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