Saturday, 17 November 2012

MAY 2012


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.

Highly recommended.

 

 

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