May 2012..... 10 books read
Lionel Shriver – We Need To Talk About Kevin
Deon Meyer – Trackers
Michael Zadoorian – The Leisure Seekers
Dominic Prince – Jumbo To Jockey
Karl Pilkington – An Idiot Abroad
Stewart O’Nan – The Speed Queen
Jack Kerouac – Lonesome Traveller
Jonathan King – The Blue Edge Of Midnight
Uswal Dey – Freedom Fiction Journal (12-04)
Christopher Fowler – Full Dark House
Average sort of a month......
King, Fowler, Meyer – all above average on the enjoyment scale. 7’s from 10
Pilkington and Price- ok but no more please.
Shriver – ok but didn’t rock my world, a bit churlish to complain about finding a mass murderer and his family annoying maybe? Probably the author’s voice was more the problem.
Jack Kerouac – if this is typical of his writing, then I don’t understand all the plaudits. I wanted the pain to stop but the short book went on and on for ever, seemingly.
By a country mile - book of the month........Zadoorian’s Leisure Seeker.
Blurb....... In Michael Zadoorian's The Leisure Seeker the Robinas have shared a wonderful life for more than sixty years. Now in their eighties, Ella suffers from cancer and John has Alzheimer's. Yearning for one last adventure, the self-proclaimed "down-on-their-luck geezers" kidnap themselves from the adult children and doctors who seem to run their lives and steal away from their home in suburban Detroit on a forbidden vacation of rediscovery. With Ella as his vigilant copilot, John steers their '78 Leisure Seeker RV along the forgotten roads of Route 66 toward Disneyland in search of a past they're having a damned hard time remembering. Yet Ella is determined to prove that, when it comes to life, you can go back for seconds—even when everyone says you can't.
A geriatric Thelma and Louise style road trip – an absolute knockout.