Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Blacklisted

I started reading a book called Blacklands. It is a story about a boy who corresponds with a serial killer to try and find out where his long-deceased uncle’s body is buried. I decided to stop reading it though. I found the subject too distasteful and life is too short to read books that you don’t want to – a philosophy I followed at school, so it is amazing that I got decent grades in both my English GCSE and A level. So it is one of those relatively rare occasions where I decided that a book was not for me.

I still have a huge pile of books to read and have moved on to other things now.

6 comments:

Tom Foolery said...

What you reading instead ?

Random Reflections said...

TF - hello there. I am reading An Experiment in Love by Hilary Mantel. Much better.

Tom Foolery said...

Do try, "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" -Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn.

I'm still blogging! TFx

Random Reflections said...

TF - I have read it. Last year (I think). I want to read some more of his though. Thanks for reminding me.

Have you read it recently?

Tom Foolery said...

Read it a couple of weeks ago. Thnaks for the book link - much appreciated. I'm rather enjoying my travels. I won't be reading War and Peace though! ;-)

Random Reflections said...

TF - Sorry for the slow reply. I think War and Peace is definitely something you have to want to read. I read it a while ago and it is certainly long, and also somewhat repetitive in places. I was glad I read it though, in the end!