Here are some brief opinions about the books I have read recently. The number represents my recommendation:
10 = a must read
1 = it’s up to you, but …
The girl who fell from the sky by Simon Mawer
Good plot – exciting with twists
Five on Brexit island by Bruno Vincent
I flipped between Five as children and Five as adults; not sure in the end. If you want to wallow in nostalgia it would be better to go back to Enid Blyton.
The Rachel papers by Martin Amis
Martin Amis’ first book – it would seem to be autobiographical. Confusing in parts because of flash backs
Towards the end of the morning by Michael Frayn
Funny and sad. Excellent characterisations.
Water for elephants by Sara Gruen
A circus love story. Some cruelty to elephants. A little light.
The trouble with goats and sheep by Joanna Cannon
The ‘investigations’ of two ten -year-old girls reveals how the secret their neighbours share from the past explains their behaviour today.
The white tiger by Aravind Adiga
Story telling at its best. One persons journey from poverty to murder.
The mark and the void by Paul Murray
Weak story line. Far-fetched and somewhat confusing.
No place for woman by Val Wood
Strong emotional story. Be prepared for tears.
Lying in wait by Liz Nugent
A intriguing story. Motherly love in the extreme.