After a few lean months it is bumper Monthly Deals month, with good choices in all my usual reporting areas. As ever a personal and partial selection of stuff I am keen to read, or have read and can recommend. On until the end of October, apologies for the delay.
Classics The Masque of the Red Death and other stories – reliable Penguin classics edition Barry Hines – A Kestrel for a Knave – adapted for the classic film Anthony Powell – A Dance to the Music of Time novels 1-3. I am now on book 10 of this unmatched 12-volume sequence. The first three volumes lay the groundwork for 4-9 which are just brilliant. They are not for everyone and always teeter on the edge of parody, but I would urge anyone to give them a go. The Penguin book of Ghost Stories Robert Graves – The Greek Myths
Non-fiction Ben Folds – A Dream of Lightning Bugs – mmmm Afterword catnip Stewart Lee – March of the Lemmings – mmmm Afterword catnip
Sci-fi Temi Oh – Do You Dream of Terra Two? Marina J. Lostetter – Noumenon These are two well-reviewed novels I am very happy are on » Continue Reading.