Monday, 12 August 2013

A reminder of why I read...

I have started reading Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver. I am ashamed to say I have never read her before, despite hearing everyone I know raving about The Poisonwood Bible.

Sometimes there are authors that it takes you a while to get round to, you know?

Flight Behaviour is a beautifully written book. The first chapter alone has some astonishing prose, poetic, yet light and accessible. It is pure literary fiction, writing for the sheer beauty that can be created by words and imagination.

The stone is most definitely stonier with this book. I want to be reading it ALL THE TIME.
But you know, between twins and a job, that ain't going to happen.

I just want to lie down and be tucked in to this book......


  1. I've also heard good things about Barbara Kingsolver but I just can't get into her writing. But I've enjoyed several books by John Irving and I'm about to reread The World According to Garp. I also like Joyce Carol Oates.

    Reading tastes are very individual, aren't they? I've tried quite a few prize-winning novels and thought they were vastly over-rated, while other relatively unknown titles have bowled me over with their skill and originality.

    1. Nick, John Irving and Joyce Carol Oates are two of my favourite authors. A Prayer for Owen Meaney is just genius and JCO can do no wrong in my book! I think that may be why I have resisted Barbara Kingsolver for so long, I don't like being told what I'm going to like!