Good Reading : October 2009
14 goodreading ı OCTOBER 2009 Ah, so many books and not enough time! I've been a slow poke this month and am just about to start Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living by Carrie Tiffany. I better get a wriggle on or you'll overtake me. This month, selecting a book is proving hard, as it's such a mix of interesting titles, many of which I've been wanting to read for some time. But in the end I decided on A Fortunate Life by A B Facey. I actually read this book in the 1980s but am looking forward to doing so again as, even though I loved it at the time, my memory is now a little hazy, and I'd very much like to revisit it. I hope those of you who have been passed a book are enjoying it. It is fun to send them off and then get them back with your thoughts. Remember, if you'd like a book passed on to you, simply visit our competitions page on our website or drop me a line. alfofa llow Sun himamanda gozi Adichie This is an epic novel egging to be anslated to he big screen. eopled with ery believable, ery human characters, it tells the story of Biafra's failed attempt at independence, the tragedy of a war lost and how it affected the people who lived through it. The Biafran war was also a direct result of an attempt to wipe out the Ibo people but was, unfortunately at the wrong time in history and the world did not hear their cry. Jo McDougall, Eaton NT Uglies Scott Westerfield An amazing blend of sci-fi and young adult, and really examines the way we look at 'beauty' within a totalitarian regime. It s pretty popular in internet circles, but not so much in real life. Janelle Parsons, Gold Coast Qld ack Beauty nna Sewell Agreat story to be passed from very mother to aughter. Annette Clarke, Wivenhoe Tas David Mitchell An astounding book which dives effortlessly through six different genres, through centuries of time and never fails to compel with its cast of magnificent characters. It's also beautifully poignant as it comments on man's desire for power, tendency for oppression, and spirit for survival. I've never read anything else like it. Allan, Yulara NT The Road Cormac McCarthy Achilling book that stayed with me ong after I finished. A father and son wearily trudge hrough the snow n a post-apocalyptic orld on the way somewhere. The description of the ad, the cold and devastated landscape e drawn so vividly that I was there th them. A brooding sense of menace readers' life 1 readers in ROWENA CSEH s book-club-with-a-twist. pass it on!