Posts under ‘2012’

The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling

Five words from the blurb: English, town, Council, revelations, duplicity  I enjoyed the Harry Potter books, but wasn’t interested in reading […]

Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland by Sarah Moss

Five words from the blurb: Iceland, living, volcano, people, remote A few years ago I read Night Waking by Sarah Moss […]

I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

 Translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton Five words from the blurb: Iceland, isolated, suicide, vanished, terrifying Iceland is very […]

Mortality by Christopher Hitchens

Five words from the blurb: cancer, pain, moving, personal, death I hadn’t heard of Christopher Hitchens until my book group suggested this […]

Absolution by Patrick Flanery

Five words from the blurb: South Africa, past, family, crimes, truth Absolution is set in post-apartheid South Africa and looks […]

The Uninvited by Liz Jensen

Five words from the blurb: child, violence, Asperger’s, psychological, connect As you may know, I make an effort to read […]