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2 months ago
30.09.18 #septemberwrapup 🍎
1. Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor - A teenage girl disappears and a community is changed forever, and yet the natural cycle of life continues.
It surprised me a bit. I felt that it was very truthful.
2. The Swimming Pool Season by Rose Tremain - A redemption story involving a swimming pool set in rural France and Oxford.
Great characters and really poignant.
3. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.
Two sisters of titular dispositions and their love interests. I think that I read it in my teens, and didn’t enjoy it. I still didn’t. Sorry Austen fans! #Austen18
5. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Exploring themes of imprisonment and isolation, Dickens contrasts the fortunes of the (many) characters of this long novel.
Dickens is a genius!
6. Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks.
An exploration of Paris and its Metro system exposing some of its darker moments in the 20th century.
7. Autumn by Ali Smith.
Poetical and playful with its language, Autumn captures the mood of Britain at the time of the Brexit vote.
I thought that it was beautifully done.
And so, another month is over!
I’m planning on joining in with #victober next month.
Has anyone chosen some titles for this, or any other reading plans you may have?
See you in October Bookstagrammers! 🍎
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2 months ago
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien (Faber & Faber, 2015)
The Little Red Chairs of the title refers to a commemoration event on the 6th April 2012 to mark the twentieth anniversary of the start of the 1,425 day siege of Sarajevo.
11,541 empty red chairs were laid out in rows to represent those killed.
643 small chairs represented the children of Sarajevo who were killed during the siege.
A Balkan war criminal turns up in a small Irish village masquerading as a faith healer.
The whole community are in awe, but one woman in particular is filled with attraction for him.
I have not read an O’Brien book in a long time. This one sounds emotional! 📕
It’s nearly October! What has been your best September read? 😀
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