Archive for February, 2012

A Change In Altitude

A Change In Altitude by Anita Shreve

In books read on February 10, 2012

The last few books by Anita Shreve I've read have seemed a bit wishy-washy compared to her earlier work. This seemed much meatier, it revolves around the lives of a young American couple working in Kenya with some interesting looks at the culture of an expatriate society and it's interactions with the local society, and the book was more enjoyable on the whole as a result of covering a more substantial topic. The pacing seemed a bit odd to start with, I fell asleep twice in the first handful of pages... which doesn't sound good but it worked out okay. I don't want to give away even as much as the blurb on the back of my copy does, but there is a "before" and an "after" to this story and the slow start is more-or-less necessary to set the "before" part up.

This was a paperback.


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Flickr Pics 10th February 2012

on February 10, 2012 by kirsty

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Small Wars

Small Wars by Sadie Jones

In books read on February 5, 2012

I enjoyed The Outcast and liked this too, but I think I enjoyed The Outcast more. The pacing seemed a bit off, going very slowly for a long time, then wildly speeding up. I expect that it was necessary to getting the plot to work, but felt that there were long stretches of unexplored relationships and nothing really happening. Not bad, I just feel the author has more in her.

This was a library book.


Sledging in the Park

Flickr Pics 5th February 2012

on February 5, 2012 by kirsty

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