Well regular readers will have noticed the complete lack of scrapping here following my operation. My elbow flared up a bit as I was doing too much, despite doing less than normal and so scrapping has had to take a definite back seat. Even surfing has to be done in short sessions - hence the limited commenting I've been doing - sorry! Turning the pages of a book does seem to be within the limits of my abilities so here are another 5 of this month's novels:
"Hornet's Nest" by Patricia Cornwell - I
have to say I prefer her Kay Scarpetta series, this was a bit 2
dimensional and completely unbelievable in places. I know most police
thrillers generally get their man (or woman) at the end, but it helps if
you care about the characters doing the chasing or getting killed and
dislike the perpetrators or their motives ... not the case here I'm
I then raided the local library to get more supplies: Having tried out Ian M. Banks at the beginning of the month, I
thought I'd better read one of his non-sci-fi books, written without the
middle initial, and picked out "The Wasp Factory". What a twisted and complicated book - various shades of madness in the main characters, murky secrets, jaw-dropping, eye-watering violence - fabulously written, drip-feeding clues that gradually make some sense, culminating in a shocking twist in the final chapter. Definitely a good read, but not for the faint-hearted!
Do you enjoy films of books? Do films of books make you want to check out the book too?