Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Culture' started by Suedey, Jan 4, 2019.
Leah, Ada, Orleana, Ruth May, Rachel, Nathan... I could talk all day about them! I'm haunted by it
I'm reading Munro now. TALANT!
I'm now reading THIS
It's exactly the sort of thing I REALLY LOVE
On my list!
I'm halfway through The Line of Beauty and I'm not sure yet how I feel about it.
Dear Life was fantastic. Runaway is next on my list.
I've begun with Too Much Happiness. I don't think short stories have ever made me feel this uneasy in such a calm way before
She is such a wizard. I can't even begin.
These posts make me so happy. She really is an absolute legend. Slowly working through her oeuvre. I think of got The Beggar Maid on my list at some point.
Inspired by Haunting of Hill House, I decided to continue with haunted houses
Well I just finished this. I'm not entirely sure what to make of it. It is, of course, beautifully written and the story is masterfully told. And yes, bien sur, the premise of '80s gay life and AIDS juxtaposed against Thatcherite Britain is genius and the graphic depictions of gay sex and drug taking add an extra layer of deliciousness
However, characterisation was an issue for me. I did not care much for any of the main characters, least of all the protagonist himself (Nick Guest).
Maybe some of it was lost on me in the name of subtlety; then again, I think not. Still, very much a worthwhile read and recommended by the Suedette jury.
Just finished this ‘If Cats Disappeared From The World.
Just starting the Pat Benatar autobiography.