Bring Up the Bodies: Hilary Mantel


Two Bookers for Ms. Mantel and well deserved too.  Cromwell carried on from where he left at Wolf Hall.  And this time, it’s even better, as we recognize the characters.  British history is not something I am particularly interested in, but the writing is so beautiful she makes you care.  She draws you in and you can’t put it down.

A must read.

The Faster I Walk The Smaller I Am: Kjerti A. Skomsuold


Funny speakers don’t necessarily make funny writers.  The writer was impressive in Ubud Writers festival and described her book as funny.  Well, it isn’t.  It’s the story of an old woman living alone, coping with people ignoring her.  Well written, sensitive, realistic and depressing.