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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

C'mon buddy, man up

A Private View - Anita Brookner


Honestly, I want to shake most Brookner protagonists vigorously and yell, "Wake the hell up! What is wrong with you? You can do better than this! Think less, do more!"


I'm not sure why I keep reading her books when I find her characters so infuriating. And yet, they are page-turners. I read this book in two sittings. I wouldn't say it was a favorite though; her characterization of a man seemed a bit off. But I imagine I'll keep reading her books. She writes intricate, satisfying prose that always sends me to the dictionary multiple times.