For some reason I read far less than usual this month. Perhaps it was that I got really quite bored by two of the longer books I read ‑‑ both far too long, in fact ‑‑ so that, far from stealing moments to sneak in an extra chapter or two while I should have been doing something else, I was seizing on displacement activities. I dunno.
Luckily the other books were in general pretty ace. And I’m by now well stuck into a Steve Gallagher novel that I’m thoroughly enjoying.
Anyway, here’s the pitifully short list. The links are as ever to my often scrappy Goodreads notes.
- The Risk of Darkness by Susan Hill
- The Quiet American by Graham Greene
- One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
- The Bone Magician by F.E. Higgins
- Eva by Peter Dickinson
It’s something of a judgement of Goodreads that, as I’ve just noticed, the overall star rating for Susan Hill book — which I found deeply flawed and which, whatever my views, is at best no more than a series entry — is almost identical to that for the Graham Greene classic.