Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Month in review - February

It felt like a very short month and so getting the usual seven books under the belt was a challenge and the rteading went to the wire.

Didn't get a chance to read some of the Balzac I had put to one side but happy with what I did manage to get through. As a result of some good charity shop buys managed to discover some fresh voices, particularly Desplechin and Ferranti. Both are authors that given a bit more time and a chance would read more of.

Ended with De Maupassant who really is starting to stand head and shoulders above the rest with his writing ability. Books read in February:

Count D'Orgels Ball by Raymond Radiguet
Taking it to Heart by Marie Desplechin
The Counterfeiters by Andre Gide
Holiday in a Coma by Frederic Beigbeder
Jezebel by Irene Nemirovsky
The Princess of Mantua by Marie Ferranti
A Day in the Country and Other Stories by Guy De Maupassant

1 comment:

DRF said...

Maupassant is sensationally good, I agree, but in the UK has had to suffer from British reservations about can-can 'smut'. He's a great master.

Duncan Fallowell