A Hologram for The King, The Killing, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Fin, Living in the Maniototo

ManiototoLiving in the Maniototo by Janet Frame is a great little find. I have never read any of Janet Frame’s books before. This is an intriguing tale which is at times autobiographic and at times completely fictional. It is a surprise to find what is fictional and what is supposedly real. I’d like to read more of her books.

Fin by David Monteagado is Fin-190x300definitely not my most favourite book. I had trouble getting to the end of this book as I found the story totally uninteresting and the characters totally uninteresting.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was a book that I picked up during the trip to VietnamMidnight in another hotel. This one was a much better ‘pick up’ than The Killing. I think I have seen the movie of this book which is full of snippets of people’s lives in Savannah. The book makes me want to visit Savannah one day.


The-Killing-1The Killing by David Hewson was a book my husband picked up in a hotel during our travels in Vietnam. I’d finished A Hologram for the King and I needed something else to read. This kept me entertained although I’d figured out, more or less, who the killers where early in the book. It was very long. I lack appreciation for crime novels.

A Hologram for the King by Dave an-A-20Hologram-20for-20the-20King-20120803120038980540-300x0Eggers was not my favourite holiday book. I read it quite quickly as I didn’t particularly like the story line or the main character. His other books are much better.

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