Mac-Adventures (with books!)
Reading an eclectic mix of books,
some years old, rarely prizewinners,
sometimes on bestseller lists
but more than likely not:
but the ones I like I'll tell you about..........
if you read them,let me know!
You may also find Gardening here,
Home and Furniture makeovers;
sometimes Food, Travel tales.....
but mostly, Books.
a book of short stories, which you can read one at a time, or all
together - and all of them will be worth the read. However, the real
joy in these stories is that in fact they all join up. Not in order,
not in date, not in history, but they do join up. And they are a joy.
Considering that I never did finish either Captain Corelli's Mandolin,
nor the War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Part, I would have said that I was
not a de Bernieres fan. But I am definitely a fan of this book, which
weaves Englishness through the whole set of stories and introduces us to
characters long dead, but alive always in this book, based on the
author's memories of people he came across, and one or two of which most
of us will have come across at sometime in our lives. And if fact I
remembed reading and appreciating his little novella The Red Dog, too -
so perhaps for me, his forte is the short form.
I loved the story of Mrs
Mac, who talked to her dead husband as if he was still very much alive;
I loved Robert, who had a pet rook for a while, I loved the silly
bugger who had moles in his garden and paid the price, and I loved
Robert catching the Girt Pike. Along the way I met characters who I had
known, characters I had heard of, and characters who I will not
forget. A lovely read. Don't rush it, take it as it comes, a story or
two at a time.