Two books, two reviews

 

If you need something to read this weekend and you’re willing to spend sometime with a literary writer, I’ve read and reviewed both these books and think they’re worth the time spent:

Chloe Hooper The Engagement

 

In this era of in-your-face erotic fiction epitomized by Fifty Shades of Grey, Australia’s Chloe Hooper gives us an erotic psychological thriller that gets under your skin and into your imagination not by being risqué, but by being literate and subtle.

Read the full review here: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2013/03/01/the_engagement_by_chloe_hooper_review.html

Jim Crace Harvest

It’s a simple thing to get lost in British author Jim Crace’s stark, evocative prose. Lulled by the poetic cadence of a story set in a rural landscape sometime in the past, he recreates a long-ago Britain that’s surprisingly recognizable.

Read the full review here: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2013/02/21/harvest_by_jim_crace_review.html

 


					
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2 comments

  1. Thanks Deb, I’ve earmarked the Jim Crace book for future reading.

    1. Hope you enjoy it. A bit terse sometimes – but I do like his writing. And he does have a wicked if understated sense of humour!

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