Books I've Completed in 2016
I've resolved to read 52 books in 2016. Books I started in 2015 count. So do audiobooks. Books of the Bible don't.
- •The Crimson Petal & the White by Michael Faber: I don't normally go in for period fiction but this was incredible.
- •The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell: Strong start, baffling ending. Listened on audiobook: the character of Crispin Hershey is for some reason pivotal, but entirely unlikeable. Actor reading his portion was THE WORST. Rating: overhyped and overpraised.
- •Black Chalk by Christopher Yates: a slow burning puzzle of a book. And that's all I'm going to say because to say any more would spoil it.
- •Moonwalking with Einstein by Josh Foer: a little to Malcolm Gladwell-esque for me to give it a full endorsement, but enjoyable enough. Editors of the audiobook failed to notice when the reader rendered "causality" as "casualty" and "genuineness" as "geniusness".
- •The Life We Bury by Allen Eskins: An engaging suspense story with a hero who makes ludicrously bad decisions. Ends with a Horatio Algeresque flair provoking some serious eye-rolling. Audiobook version is read by a very convincing actor.
- •Under the Skin by Michael Faber: Profoundly weird and wonderful.