- Sepulchre by Kate Mosse - My second attempt at this book. I'm reading at the rate of around three chapters a night before nodding off. Now up to Chapter 48 and losing the will to carry on. Seems to me that there is a lot of padding to eke out the word count. I would have pruned, had I been the editor. Also, a list of characters at the front would have been helpful - I'm losing the plot, in more ways than one.
Never one to back away from a challenge, I took up the Three Book Challenge at my local library. Select three contemporary classics from the bin, read them all in three weeks and claim your prize. There weren't many left to choose from when I dipped in. Some of them I had never heard about and would hesitate to call them classics. This is what I selected from the lean pickings -
- When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - Judith Kerr. Looking forward this this one, though it is children's book. Fictionalised life writing about the escape of Ms. Kerr and her family from Hitler's Germany. Michael Morpurgo a former Children's Laureate has called it The most life-enhancing book you could ever wish to read.
- Lord of the Flies - William Golding. You have probably read it, or seen the film, so I will only add that in this edition, which celebrates the William Golding Centenary, there is a new introduction by Stephen King
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. A murder mystery narrated by a fifteen-year old detective. Wise and bleakly funny, according to Ian McEwan (if you haven't read his novels you are missing a treat).