Sunday 14 January 2018
It has been a while coming, but I've decided to stop writing book reviews for the time being, perhaps for a year or so, in order to concentrate on other things. I will, however, be posting what I've read, including ratings and perhaps the odd comment.
Over the last six weeks or so I've finished reading three novels:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (1979): Excellent
I first read this novel when I was 15, and it turns out that it is still brilliant; genuinely funny, weird and full of unforgettable characters. A deathless classic basically.
In Search of Lost Time - Volume One: Swann's Way - Marcel Proust (1913): Excellent
One of the greats of the European literary canon; best to let yourself be absorbed into Proust's world if you attempt to read it.
Daniel Martin - John Fowles (1977): Excellent
A seriously adult novel, full of meditations on the self, sex, nationality and love.