I love reading.
I have read since I was very small, and loved being read to as a child.
But lately I have lost my ability to engage with a good read. Well not really lost it but I can't find a book that has pulled me in. I have tried everything but nothing seems to grab me. I asked all my friends what they would recommend. I asked in book shops and libraries.
I love crime but I am after another Wallander - who can go past the stark landscape and deliciously human characters, oh I love how flawed Kurt is. His life is a mess but his brain solves crimes in an around his personal chaos. I so appreciate that his imperfections are real not excused and not something being done to him, as in so much American fiction.
I want a book like Sacred Games or Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell but both of these I just stumbled upon and they were a slow build and such an engaging read.
Cloud Atlas and A Suitable Boy have been recommended.
do you have any ideas?
p.s knitting news I have my Solstice on today - and I think the sleeves need to be longer - I will workshop this tonight at Morris and Sons knitting group and let you know the verdict tomorrow