Friday, September 2, 2016

August reviews

A nice month of reading.  The two stand out books were The Narrow Road to the Deep North and The Boys in the Boat.  The first a fictionalised account of the building of the Burma railway and the second a true story told in almost a fictional style.  Hard to choose between them for book of the month, but I'll go with The Boys in the Boat.

Original Skin by David Mark ***
Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin ****
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan *****
Pleasantville by Attica Locke ****
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown *****
Rough Treatment by John Harvey ***.5
Hurt by Brian McGilloway ***
The Long Glasgow Kiss by Craig Russell ****.5
The Defenceless by Kati Hiekkapelto ***.5

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