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Thanks for the welcomes back, I'm hoping this time is more successful.
You at notice these are all short books, that's because I'm taking part in the #7in7readalong, 7 books/plays/short stories in 7 days - a great way to shift a bunch of books which have been gathering dust.
This was a great contrast to the 1001 book I'm currently reading and hope to finish today.
I'm presently in the middle of three Japanese books: a graphic novel, a novel and a collection of short stories, so I should be able to tick of the majority of the Eastern World category in the next few weeks.
I have a pile of shorter books stacked up now so hopefully I'll be able to tick a few more books off categories in the next few weeks.
It's on my Mt. TBR, so I'm glad for the warning about the ending.
I'm in the process of trying to read a bunch of bookcrossing books which started off life with other people. Firstly I tackled, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, I not really a reader of crime but I rescued this book for a second hand bookshop and thought I would give it a try before I released it. I actually enjoyed the story more than I imagined I would, it had a few grisly parts which I wasn't expecting. I then went onto read Tsotsi: A Novel which is based in the projects of South Africa, this I was expecting to be grisly and dark and it certainly was. I'm not sure about the claims that this book shows compassion and humanity bit it was a good story with an unexpected ending.
I'm now mid way through my third book of the week - I love half term!
The other people who had read this previously really didn't like this book but I enjoyed the read, the characters were a bit ridiculous, but it was fun and quick perfect for my day on and off the tube and then a late evening read.
The next book is also a bookcrossing book, but I've had it a lot longer.
Full reviews can be found on my blog: http://booksunderthebed888.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/the-ballad-of-peckham-rye-by...
I finally finished Crime and Punishment this evening, I have loved this book and have discovered an author I would like to explore further.
This is a highly readable novel focusing on the psychological reaction of a murderer after his crime. As I've said before I was shocked that the murder was so graphic in a classic, but the murder itself was such a small part of the novel. Like in 'The Red Room' the guilt and suffering is overwhelming, and we are drawn into Raskolnikov's private turmoil.
The supporting characters are all well developed and hold their own stories alongside the main story of the novel. I particularly Sonia, she reminded me of a character from a Dickens' novel, someone of a low position who is given a voice, but like Dickens Dostoevsky felt the need to make her into a kind-hearted tart.
I've read and loved a few other Russian classics, such as War and Peace, but have struggled with the various names used for each of the characters, this I didn't find such an issue in this novel as there isn't too much variety in the names used for each character and also the smaller number of characters featured in this novel.
I think this might be my favourite read of the year.