Holiday reading?

Posted by Guy Pringle, 25th June 2012

I loaded up the Kindle for a brief week away and set to on At Home, the story of how our houses became the places they are. As a long time Bill Bryson fan I persevered as long as possible but the lists of information and the shortage of his dry sense of humour weighed heavy. So I diverted in to Bring Up the Bones by Hilary Mantel. Having written elsewhere about how much like homework Wolf Hall had felt, I raced through Bones, perhaps assisted by an enlarged point size and, more pertinently, a much clearer indication of who was speaking (There were 3 - often unnamed - Thomas’s in Wolf Hall, very confusing!). Having also taken The Sopranos with me, I couldn’t help thinking how brilliant James Gandolfini would be as Thomas Cromwell, albeit with some work on his accent!


Ruth Cargill said...

I have a copy of At Home to read too. Was looking forward to it , but now I'm not so sure. Perhaps I'll not take it on holiday with me where space is precious, but try it at home where I can easily switch to other things if necessary!

Posted on Fri 29 Jun 2012 @ 12:56

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