Nazi Germany and the Jews, Vol. 1 by Saul Friedlander
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
Sly Mongoose by Tobias S. Buckell
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
I was interested to read your review of ‘Suite Francaise’ as I am currently reading it for the book group I’m a member of. I mentioned to a friend that I was struggling to get through it before the next group meeting which is next week. She suggested looking onine to see if there were any reviews and ‘pinch’ a few phrases. However I didn’t look for that reason; I was curious as to whether anybody else felt like I did about the book – according to reviewees mentioned, it is a masterpiece. I’m no literary expert and maybe I’m too lowbrow to appreciate a literary masterpiece but I certainly don’t see it as one. I find the writing style a bit ‘jumpy’ in places – there are very quick descriptions of incidents before moving on to the next thing; it doesn’t flow well. And for myself, so far there have been no characters I can engage with or even any to dislike. I’ve resorted to speed reading in an attempt to finish it.