Books

The Guest Cat - Takashi Hiraide (2014)

_The Guest Cat_ is another book I fondled in a bookshop not long ago. I didn’t buy it at the time, but the premise intrigued me and I discovered we actually own a copy when I went looking for another short read from those on our poor overburdened shelves. We’re introduced to a mild-mannered husband and wife living a quiet, unremarkable, life in Tokyo, Japan.

Grief is the Thing with Feathers - Max Porter (2015)

I picked up this book yesterday and so begins the first of hopefully several bookish reviews on this blog. I haven’t read a thing for ages and I have a growing stack of books Lizzie wants me to read, but when I saw this book it just called out to me. I demolished it in an hour on the train home from work. It’s a short book. That said, i’m not sure i’d recommend it. It’s not a bad book and the approach taken is actually quite fresh.

Pride & Joy: A Wizard of Earthsea

It won’t have escaped your notice that i’m trying to breathe new life into my blog these days. I’m midway through a big clear out and reshuffle; fixing up the old teenage angst and - dare I say it - consigning the drivel to the trash. I’m trying to ensure my posts head in a clearer direction rather than rambling on like they did back in the day. The Daily Prompt today is the title, with the subline ”what’s your most prized possession?“.

Pandora's Star - Peter F Hamilton

I’ve just finished reading Peter F. Hamilton’s ‘Pandora’s Star’. It was really good. Definately my kind of thing - sci-fi -and very detailed. The writer takes three quarters of the book just building up the characters and the politcal situation before getting to the event described in the blurb - the star system mysteriously imprisoned by a forcefield and the consequences of the investigation (hence the name ‘Pandora’s Star’ - clever huh?lol).