Friday, July 06, 2012

My Book of the Year (so far)

What's the story everyone's talking about? It's the one that's outsold the Harry Potter books, that's beating all records. The one that's disappearing off bookshop shelves faster than I can write this blog post.

Well, it's not the one I'm going to write about. Why would I want to read a rambling story about abuse? Actually, to save me having to do it, and if you want a bit of a run down on it, take a look at this video. 

There. Now you don't have to read it, do you?

No, my best book of the year so far is....The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I won't give a critique just at the moment, but just let me say it's one of those rare books I don't ever want to end, not even to find out how it all works out. To quote from the book, "the finest pleasures are always the unexpected ones"and, although I was looking forward to reading it, I didn't realize just how much it would appeal to me. The sense of magic that permeates every page has me, along with the characters, transported into a dream I never want to wake from.  Enough said?

Have a great weekend.