Monday, May 19, 2008

Books Read in April -- just a smidge late posting

April was just go-go-go, so my reading list for the month is pretty short.

Ruth Rendell (writing as Barbara Vine): King Solomon’s Carpet
Barry Unsworth: The Ruby in her Navel
John Le Carré: The Night Manager

I cannot recommend the Unsworth novel. Usually I love his books, but this one was a dud. The setting was promising: 12th-century Sicily, conflict between Christians and Muslims, east and west. But the narrator was sooooo dull and unappealing. I recommend reading Unsworth, just not this book. Instead I would suggest Sacred Hunger, Stone Virgin, or Losing Nelson.

Le Carré, as always, rocks.



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