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 Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera, Michael Henry Heim The tender story of a Czech serial adulterer and his wife, written in the early 1980s but set during times of political and personal upheaval, as told/analysed by a philosopher-cum-psychologist (who never explains his relationship with the characters). Light and deep - deserving of rereading. The Oxford Companion to Eng Lit cites this as an example of magic realism - though I can't see why.

Currently reading

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