Sunday 17 October 2010

More reviewlets, ten words or less

Yes, I've had to up the word limit to ten for this one as my brainkin is still broken. Also, I'm listening to Lady Gaga real loud so as to block out the mouth-breathers having a shouting party upstairs; while Lady Gaga inspires me to do many things (like stay on the treadmill and happily run real fast), thinking isn't one of them.

Here we go.

1) Paddy Clarke, Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle.

Too much personal resonance to be enjoyable, but damned good.

2) Little Novels by Wilkie Collins.

All sort of similar, all similarly enjoyable.

3) The Pilgrim of Hate, Ellis Peters.

I wish Brother Cadfael was my dad.

4) The Giant, O'Brien by Hilary Mantel.

Both the bliss and the blood did me great good.

5) The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits by Emma Donoghue.

Emma Donoghue is the homeless man's Hilary Mantel.


Unknown said...

"I wish Brother Cadfael was my dad" is perhaps the best review of an Ellis Peters book I've ever read.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, I wish Brother Cadfael was my dad too.

Stefanie said...

Love your mini reviews!

Heidenkind said...

I love mini-reviews that are actually mini! Or should that be deci (ha! math joke).

J.G. said...

I may have to try some version of reviewlets, otherwise I may never get caught up on my reviews. But shorter is sometimes harder to write, for me. Uh-oh, dilemma.

interpolations said...

Dear C, I'm struggling to get my thoughts in order on Wharton's The Custom of the Country, and the 5-10 word review is great exercise for clearing mental fog. Hope you're getting good and rested... Cheers, Kevin

Bookphilia said...

"Cadfael for Dad" will be my political campaign in 2014.

heidenkind: I love math jokes! They're even funnier when I understand them.