Waiting for full juice.
Fifteen (and a quarter).
At first glance, the list did not look so bad. But then I realised that this probably pales in comparison to those who attempt fifty books a year. So.
Read and love these:
number9dream, David Mitchell (reviewed here)
Yakuza wars. Bowling heads. Talking chickens. Sci-fi, romance, fantasy. Nine chapters, each with its own little quirks and oddities, and only David Mitchell does it well enough – as he does in number9dream.
Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami
This one was strange, surreal, violent, mind-boggling, thought-provoking, “huh”-inducing. Kafka on the Shore reads like a breeze at times – then swings into unfamiliar, inexplicable territories at others, like living on an alien Earth. It leaves you with questions; yet you do not feel shortchanged. My first Haruki Murakami book, but definitely not the last – if his other books are similar to this, then I am going to have a ball of a time.
The Harmony Silk Factory, Tash Aw
Burglars Can’t Be Choosers, Lawrence Block
Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
Northern Lights, Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, JK Rowling
On Beauty, Zadie Smith
Dark City (based on the story/screenplay by Alex Proyas)
Artemis Fowl series, Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident
Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code
Old Kingdom/Abhorsen series, Garth Nix
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke
Tried to read this, but couldn’t even get past page 30:
The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom
Warehouse sales attended:
MPH, 4 March 2007
Times, 30 April 2007
Pearson, 17 November 2007
Times, 30 December 2007