The start of the month means there’s a new set of Monthly Deals for the Kindle. If you still hanker for some reading matter in between your marathon bouts of pub and restaurant visits, these are on at 99p for July. As ever, personal recommendations rather than authoritative list and mainly fiction. The Panzer Drivers memoirs (see other recent posts) are no doubt there but someone else will have to rate them. Also lots of books for more than 99p, but I have my rules (ok the Wandering Stars is 1.69 but he’s a very hot writer).
CLASSICS Uber-depressing and angry French working man classic Germinal by Zole. Read this a few years and really like it. Metamorphosis by Ovid. Never read. The Trial by Kafka. Nothing more to say – a book everyone should read at least once. Not long. All Penguin Classics so the translations and print will be good.
LITERATURE Cloud Street by Tim Winton – apparently the modern Australian classic novel. Our Antipodean correspondents please comment, looking forward to this. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing. Forbidding. The Colour Purple – Alice Walker. Very of the moment. Disobedient by Naomi Alderman. Liked The Power, v zeitgeisty » Continue Reading.