As you can see the complex molecular structure of Listeria
Bibliophilogenes is mutating slowly, just a couple of books proving
tricky to replicate. (Consolation
where art thou?) The reading is constantly in progress and I'm pacing
myself because I want to enjoy all these books as much as I enjoy
every other one I read.
Currently I have Animal's People by Indra Sinha well underway and having quickly settled into the style of writing and the language I am welded to it. I feel sure I will be saying good shortlisty things about this one.
I read On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan as slowly as I possibly could but it was done over a long afternoon, a pot of tea and one snooze in the middle and I'm not saying another word until tomorrow.
Look out for an On Chesil Beach book giveaway tomorrow too. I've ended up with one emergency borrowed copy and, like buses, two more in quick succession as missing parcels caught up with replacements.
I'll be sending one off into the blogosphere.
Halfway through The Gathering by Anne Enright and I am quietly mesmerised by this book.The narrative voice is slowly creeping into my sub-conscious and I'm finding that Anne Enright's writing makes for strangely compelling reading.I think this could perhaps, just might possibly be the slow-burning dark horse of an outsider that creeps up on the inside lane when no one else is watching.
John Self over at Asylum suggests this is a book that will divide opinion much as Ali Smith and John Banville have in previous years (better add in Nicola Barker)
Interesting because I fell foul of both of those. I'm all for giving Ali Smith another go, indeed I know I must, but sadly John Banville and The Sea have had their chips here.