Voss, Patrick White
L´s review - ¨Expansive, layered although simply filling in time before tragic demise¨.
B´s review - ¨Expansive, layered tragedy of human smallness and futile longings¨.
L: 3.5, B: 4.5
Everyman, Phillip Roth
¨Another dirty old man perpetrating pathetic fantasies on bored readers¨.
L: 1, B: 1
The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
¨Would you just die already? Idiotic metaphors, bad writing, characters¨
L: 2, B: 1.5
A Death in Brazil, Peter Robb
¨Very engaging, personal history of modern Brazil. Go buy Eliza!¨
L: 3.5, B 3.5
No1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith
¨Gorgeous character, entertaining , short on suspense, high on sentimentality¨.
L: 4, B: 2.5
The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins
¨Drawnout saga of theft of moonstone that wasn´t theirs anyway¨
B did not read as sick of triumphal stories of colonial appropriations.
L says it was because book is long and B is a slow reader.
B says he is a critical and considerate reader. Not everything is about being first.