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Thursday, 23 June 2011

The joy of discovery (new authors that is)

With the first draft of novel completed May was a month to catch-up on reading.  These are the new authors (new to us) we tried out and loved:
Susan Hill - read several of her ghost novellas, these can be devoured in single day. Scrumptious!
Peter James - he lives in West Sussex and the Roy Grace police detective series is set in the county.  A real treat to read about locations which are literally 5 mins down the road.  Addictive!
Helen Dunmore - read Ice Cream a joyous collection of short stories.  And The Siege (about the WW2 siege of Leningrad) - this is a beautiful and terrifying book, at times the lyrical prose is exquisite.  It never becomes sentimental and much of the writing lingers long after finishing.  (note - this is not one to read when you're feeling peckish...)  Mesmerising!

Also discovered the following children's authors:
Ali Sparkes - Frozen in Time is absolutely "super", a true homage to Enid B.  Couldn't put it down!
Darren Shan - the Darren Shan saga. So far have read the first two books in the series: Cirque du Freak and The Vampire's Assistant.  Both are cracking reads.  Wickedly readable!

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