Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Books i have read recently

I am slowly but surely making my way through the enormous pile of new books I have been given recently. I thought I would share a few comments on my recent reads.

The Children's book by A. S. Byatt

This book I found quite slow going at first and it is quite a long book, so patience is needed. It follows the lives of agroup of friends/family and their children as they grow up and how everything falls apart.

A week in december by Sebastian Faulks

This books is easy to read, fast past and interwines the stories of a large number of characters in London. Makes you think about the result of technology and todays world. How we often focus on money.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

I am only half way through this book but am thoroughly enjoying it. It is also easy to read, though long (over 600 pages). It is set in England from around 1500 to 1535 and focus on Thomas Cromwell, Henvy VI, Anne Bolyen and other people from that period. It focuses on the political situation at that time and the split from Rome. It was the winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2009. I am finding it very interesting and they kindly have a list of characters in front and some family trees so you can more easily keep track of everybody.


Psych Babbler said...

Sounds interesting. I actually picked up The Children's Book but then put it back...would you recommend it despite the slow going?

Anonymous said...

These all look interesting - am going to mark them up on Goodreads :)

Clarissa said...

Jacintah - my favourite one is probably Wolf Hall so read that one first :)