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.
I'm officially halfway through my reading goal. 20 books so far.
One of the best ones has been Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie. Loved it.
I’m also halfway through my goal, at 15.
btw, Edouard follows me on Twitter.
Some of these books have very unpleasant covers and fonts and frankly have a look of being EMBOSSED. Really I couldn’t bring myself to even touch them, much less have them in the penthouse
Anyway, I’m halfway through Jeanette Winterson’s ‘Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?’ and also Cosey Fanni Tutti’s ‘Art Sex Music’
that's my constant thought too
which is why I only ever buy second hand books from the 1940s
also Edouard is a slice of pie but I fear he'll do a Moz type u-turn one day
Oh thank God it’s not just ME! Someone recently gave me a book which was apparently hilarious, but one look at it made me feel sick and ultimately caused such a temper that I had to rip it in two
I realise this makes me sound like an ungrateful monster but STANDARDS!
You’d never get that with FOLIO. Goodness me the French know how to produce a paperback. Square-ish picture of an ashtray or someone crying, a couple of very pleasant fonts and everything else TOUT BLANC. More than enough to be getting on with
That's on my list.
I'm 8 books through my list. Starting to lose steam a bit. I blame The Little Friend, @jivafox !
Ok I love The Little Friend but I didn’t write it!
If you’re really struggling I would recommend just reading the rest of the plot summary, because you will NOT be happy by the end.
I am just about halfway through and it’s picked up a bit by god it’s a slog!
Still struggling but once I'm done I'll move on to two short novels/novellas, and then if I can join in on Moopy Book Club then I will but oh dear what can I do.
i’m reading THIS
and it’s FABULOUS so far. hysterically funny and expands a lot more on the (already amazing) film.
I'm reading the latest ALAN HOLLINGHURST now. Seems like the usual tale of PRIVILEGED QUEENS so far but who would expect anything else?
That one's on my listette.