It’s Monday! has been in repeat mode for the past few week as I’ve slowly, sadly read Vera Brittain’s memoir of her WW1 experiences in The Testament of Youth.
But this week will see it draw to a close. It has been such an emotional read and so consuming that I’m struggling to see what book might fill its place.
During the past few weeks, I have also knocked over a few quick, easy teen reads for light relief, so I don’t need more of that. (Although there was nothing easy or light about The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick – see review below).
How do you solve the dilemma of what to read next?
This time, this book, this ‘what next’ I will resort to a well-known phrase from the Monty Python gang “and now for something completely different!”
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
“You’ve long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it’s time now to think on it anew.
The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope
Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in nearly a
In this award-winning work of fiction, Ellen van Neerven takes her readers on a journey that is
mythical, mystical and still achingly real.
Over three parts, she takes traditional storytelling and gives it a unique, contemporary twist.
In ‘Heat’, we meet several generations of the Kresinger family and the legacy left by the mysterious Pearl.
In ‘Water’, a futuristic world is imagined and the fate of a people threatened.
In ‘Light’, familial ties are challenged and characters are caught between a desire for freedom
and a sense of belonging.
Heat and Light presents an intriguing collection while heralding the arrival of an exciting
new talent in Australian writing.
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