Reading List

Reading List

A Tremor Of Forgery by Patricia Highsmith
Tough, Tough Toys For Tough, Tough Boys by Will Self
Gridlock by Ben Elton

Not much reading this month, but I have a very tempting (and teetering) pile aside my reading chair (oh yes, I am a creature of habit) thanks to my birthday and fathers day gifts!

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3 thoughts on “Reading List

  1. Oh, I love a bit of P. Highsmith. I like the bits where nothing is happening just as much as when there is extreme callous violence.
    The sort of stuff it would hopefully be impossible to film. Why people persist in trying to re-imagine (the now word for it) someone elses work in another media always strikes me a strange. You could always make an original …..

  2. I know what you mean – I sort of enjoyed the films made of the ‘Ripley’ novels, but they were clearly very simple interpretations of the characters, motives and consequences distilled for popular/basic consumption.

    Highsmiths skill is definately in exploiting the ordinary; where the character begins to unravel their own shortcomings, their misdemeanours and their crimes. She consistently gives her characters enough personality and gravitas that readers can respond to.

    More than that though, she can write a bloody good story. Nuff said!

  3. Glad to hear you’re enjoying the last lot of music Chris – there’ll be another batch coming your way soon.

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