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 House of Sleep - Jonathan Coe Chapters alternate between two periods a decade apart: student days (with various sleep and relationship problems) and years later as they meet up, centred on a sleep research establishment that is in the house they once shared as students.

What at first appears to be a straightforward tale of students growing up turns out to be much more sinister.

Currently reading

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