I missed last week, so here's the list since my last post.
Books Read (click on titles for review):
The Elberg Collection by Anthony Oliver
Seven Gothic Tales by Isek Dinesen
The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson
Kathleen by Christopher Morley
Three Victorian Detective Novels by E. F. Bleiler (ed)
Sir Nigel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Shatterday by Harlan Ellison: A revolutionary classic from one of science fiction's most highly regarded authors, this collection of 16 brilliant stories remains as scathing and influential today as it was when it was first published more than 20 years ago. These category-defying stories combine science fiction, horror, and fantasy with ironic humor, sardonic social criticism, and intense self-revelation. From "Jeffty is Five," the tragedy of an innocent child wrenched out of an idyllic past, to humanity's encounter with dangerously seductive aliens in "How's the Night Life on Cissalda?" and "Shatterday," the dark allegory of an identity-stealing doppelgänger replacing his inferior twin, this incendiary collection re-establishes its legendary author's place at the cutting edge of the short story form.
Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon: Lucy Graham marries lord Michael Audley and all seems well, until Lord Audley's nephew's friend goes missing whist on a visit to Audley court and fingers start pointing towards the girlish though mysterious Lady Audley ... A fast-paced Victorian thriller that will delight audiences today as well as it did 100 years ago, Lady Audley's secret has subterfuge, kidnapping, jealousy and fraud all thrown into the mix and shaken up for good measure. A mystery which keeps a listener guessing until the last moments, this production is a must-listen for anyone who enjoys playing detective.
Books that spark my interest:
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The High Crusade by Poul Anderson
Lucky Jim by Kinglsey Amis
The Arrow by Christopher Morley
Middlemarch by George Eliot (if I'm brave enough)
Parnassas on Wheels by Christopher Morley