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Austen to Zafón

Reading widely since 1972.

Currently reading

A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler
The Sea - John Banville Like other Banville books, the writing in this book is very good. But for some reason, I couldn't develop any sympathy for the characters nor did I find myself wanting to pick the book up again. I did manage to get about 3/4 of the way through before I gave up. I didn't care enough about what happened to these people to read that last quarter. I think part of it is that I know exactly, from lots of personal experience, how cruel kids are and I find it boring and off-putting to read about it.