Finished reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Amazing how much I didn’t know about the story. Far more interesting than any adaptation! #book #reading #frankenstein #maryshelley
Finished reading: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
You all know about this one. Mknd boggling use of language.
Finished reading: Are You My Mother? By Alison Bechdel
I loved Alison’s first book Fun Home and her second book has left my mind buzzing in a different way. Dense and brilliant.
Finished reading - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
I finished this ages ago and neglected to post it.
A long, painful, beautiful, disturbing and haunting journey. Murakami really knows how to burrow down into my subconscious and stay there for weeks after finishing his books.
Finished reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
I finished this book, went to bed and woke up the next morning to find Bradbury has passed away.
Finished reading The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
City of glass
The Locked Room
Three of the best “detective” novels I’ve ever read. These books are still haunting me.
A Maze of Death by Philip K Dick
My first PKD book.
Strange cover completely unrelated to the story.
Finished reading: Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami
Took me a little while to get into but by the end I didn’t want it to finish.
I sometimes find it difficult to express how much I enjoyed a book without going into endless details. But seriously, this book is still with me even though I’m halfway through another.
Finished reading: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
I adored the Time Travellers Wife (don’t get me started on the film) and I adored this just as much. Beautifully written and completely absorbing characters/story. Very elegant.
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
I adored this book. The way Chandler writes is incredible. He packs so much information about a place, a person and their face into so few words, yet somehow manages to paint a detailed emotional picture every time.
He seems to have a thing about eyebrows. And rain. Oh, the endless rain!
A must read for anyone writing screenplays where you have to convey a lot with very little.
I’m probably going to end up reading lots of Chandlers books.