Sunday, August 10, 2008
The Telegraph released a list called 50 best ever summer holiday books but the exception to the usual stuff is that this is pretty solid. Or at least seems that way since I've only read about six and a half of the entries: Possession, Northern Lights, King Solomon's Mines, The Code of the Woosters, The Secret Agent, Tom Jones and three of the six Barchester novels. But the rest are pretty interesting (I already own almost a dozen) though as Greg points out who would consider Gibbon summer reading? I'd never heard of A Place of Greater Safety before this but started it this morning. Not a good sign that it has a six-page character list at the front but maybe that's just to scare away the unwary. Blood River also sounds promising but the US edition doesn't come out until October and I haven't bothered to check the British edition out of the library yet.