The 4th of July by James Patterson.
The Iron Heel by Jack London
children of men...really really good book...its about humanity and how they became infertile(no more babies)
*ahem* Children of Men was written by crime author P.D.James.
i'm about to start 'along came a spider' by James Patterson. I dont know if i'll like it as i've read nothing by him but i shall give it a go.
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - excellent! Also Harry Potter and die Kammer des Schreckens - which is quite challenging for me.
I've just read 'White Teeth' by Zadie Smith and started on 'On Beauty' but its not as good..Might leave it awhile and start again.. About to start 'Perfume - The Story of a murderer' by Patrick Suskind - glad I havent seem the film first.. Also got 'Filth Business' by Robertson Davies out of library not sure if its my thing, but will give it ago.
you can't beat an Agatha Christie mystery...
she is a legend
Not long to go until I've finished Across the Nightingale Floor. I tried to get the next one but the library didn't have it, so I got The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness which I'll read instead.
Been on holiday for the last 2 weeks and so started reading properly again:
Love etc. - Julian Barnes Fell for Barnsey with Flaubert's Parrot. The rest I've read by him hasn't been so good, but this is pretty funny. 3 different people narrating their views. Bit depressing as it ends - one ends up rich but alone (and a pretty dire person to boot), the other witty but hopeless-ish at every day life and the woman they've both married at some point not exactly happy either.
Talking it over - Julian Barnes Over-use (well, it is deliberate) of the word "crepuscular". And "****-pit". It's the book Love etc. is the sequel to and is more innocent, more hopeful with less of a 'you can be good, but your life will eventually show itself to be pointless, going nowhere' vibe. Think I prefer the pessismism of the sequel.
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (my my, seems something of a tsr trend for this. Have the forums covertly been promoting our paedophilic tendancies?) Hmm, I don't know. I haven't got to the end because I had it on loan from my college's library and am now home. I was interested to realise that I'd been happily bumbling along to Humbert's point of view that Lolita was being selfish and deliberately hurtful towards him, before it occured to me that y'know, she is being permanently sexually abused (I think after the initial keeness, she is being abused, mentally as well as physically). Does anyone else think that her school's extremely wierd, calling in a "parent" because they think a pupil isn't fixated enough on sex? And Dating, Debutants and Dicks or whatever their three D's are...
Arthur and George - Julian Barnes Sly biography of Arthur Conan Doyle and of George Edalji, the vicar's son, a solicitor, accused (pretty damn unlikely, aka falsely and racially motivated) of slitting horses' bellies.
King Lear - Shakespeare I think I've fallen in love with the Fool.
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by D.W Dahlquist, its pretty long but I got into it straight away and I'm now hooked!