Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday update

Just as the curtain is coming down on the month managed to get the Wine-Dark Sea by Leonardo Sciascia wrapped up, review tomorrow hopefully, and am trying to get into The Courilof Affair by Irene Nemirovsky.

She writes stories that are easy to engage with but much deeper than they first appear because of her talent in describing the human condition. Her eye for details is something that could be really enjoyed in Fire in the Blood and already 70 odd pages in is here but perhaps more slowly as a former revolutionary describes the story of an assassination he was sent to carry out in Tsarist Russia.

1 comment:

Rob said...

Simon. Great to see you kicking up your reading/reviewing again. You can tell from this post alone that you're passion and blogging mojo have returned.

My apologies for having not visited you more often.
Warmest regards
Rob