Read: Cover Her Face – P.D. James ★★★☆☆ 📚 Country house mystery. Good fun.
Read: Deacon King Kong – James McBride ★★★☆☆ 📚
Took me a while to get into the rhythm, a meandering tale.
Read: Snow by John Banville ★★★☆☆ 📚
A nice trip to Ireland & crime fiction’s past. Country houses, local colour and character. Somewhat disrupted by the gory details.
Read: Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie ★★★☆☆ 📚
Read: The Corner That Held Them by Sylvia Townsend Warner ★★★★★ 📚
Super book, full of small incidents, ageing, illness, deaths & disappointment in a 14th century nunnery. The Black Death, a phoney priest, riot, rape & murder. A really sense of time passing, & quite a few laughs.
Read: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch ★★★☆☆ 📚
Pretty good 🦠 recovery material. Light on character, mad plot, very fast moving.
Read: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler ★★★★★ 📚
A re-read, from 9 years ago. I love the narrator’s voice, funny & smart. A tricksy telling that worked even though I knew the twist.
From this day, I’d rather keep afloat, like wee folded paper boats, the hopes of the young folk chanting at my bank, fear in their spring-bright eyes
A few weeks ago I published a Drumkit script that lets you publish your post from Drummer to WordPress. It works fine, but I had one small bug I needed to fix and one nice-to-have for myself. I can say I fixed both! First, in the original Drumkit script I have a few lines with HTML in it. When you h...
Avoids the problem I’d reported nicely.
Read: Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead ★★★★★📚
Lighter than The Nickel Boys.I was expecting something akin to Chester Himes but this was gentler, more thoughtful & a more absorbing read. Politics handled lightly. I hope Ray, keeps out of trouble, if not I want to read about it.