What are you reading?

by chuckofish

 

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Last weekend I re-read Barbara Pym’s The Sweet Dove Died. It is one of her later books, published in 1978 after she had re-started her career. By this time, her writing is markedly bitter and cynical–which is sad, but not hard to understand. The main characters are all rather awful.There is only one “church lady” in this book and she is a minor character, living on the fringe of things, not unlike–one suspects–Barbara herself. Still, I enjoyed the novel. Pym has a sharp eye for character.

Amazon is supposed to deliver Fred Vargas’s new mystery A Climate of Fear today. Huzzah!

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What are you reading? Any suggestions?