It’s Monday! – and here is what I’ve been up to: I posted A Discussion of Two Novels by Margaret Atwood: Oryx and Crake & The Year of the Flood. It’s a discussion, rather than a review, because I tried to keep the focus on the narrative techniques & away from any major plot points. So much of the fun of reading these novels comes … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Note – One of the pleasures of reading Oryx and Crake & The Year of the Flood comes from the discoveries and revelations that happen throughout. It would be wrong, and irresponsible as a reviewer, for me to ruin that. So this is a strange (and ridiculously long) review. Perhaps it is less a review and more of an enthusiastic endorsement. Preferring to err on … Continue reading A Discussion of Two Novels by Margaret Atwood: Oryx and Crake (print) & The Year of the Flood (audio)
Another Monday is here and a literary awards week is behind us. So what did everyone think? I’ve never read anything by Hilary Mantel, though I already own Wolf Hall. This weekend I went out and purchased two more of her novels: A Change of Climate & Vacant Possession. Both books are described as black comedies on the back cover – perfect October & November … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Am I Reading?
All these Mondays are starting to add up… So what’s coming up on BookSexy for everyone to look forward to? First, check out the review of Walter Moers’ The Alchemaster’s Apprentice that was posted over the weekend. It’s a wonderful October read, especially if you have a YA in your life going through Harry Potter & Twilight withdrawals. It’ll stop the shakes – promise! And … Continue reading It’s Another Monday! What Am I Reading?*