August 18th, 2014


As per the FdA Year 2 list:

Arthur Conan-Doyle: The Lost World, The Poison World

Charles Dickens: Bleak House (on order), Hard Times, Great Expectations Little Dorrit

George Eliot: Middlemarch - To Be Ordered

H.G.Wells: The Time Machine

Evelyn Waugh: Brideshead Revisited

As per my list

Monica Ali: Brick Lane (about two thirds through)

Margaret Attwood: Alias Grace, The Handmaid's Tale

Zadie Smith: White Teeth

Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451

Bertolt Brecht: The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Jean Rhys: The Wide Sargasso Sea

John Wyndham: The Chrysalids, The Midwitch Cuckoos

Markus Zusak: The Book Thief
Dracula is next on my reading list and even though I know the legend and seen excerpts from films over the years, this will be the first time I have undertaken reading it.  Part of me wanted to read this at length during the late autumn, on a cold and windy night, with a guttering candle and a white nightie - I don't want to saddle myself with another Dickens right now, though I can see all the Victorian comparisons coming up.

Count Dracula: (referring to the wolves) Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make...

Mwa hahaha :-E

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EDIT:: I have just got Bleak House in the post.  More like Bleak Bloody Mansion - the tome is fricken' massive!! Close to 800 words.  Why doesn't Dickens believe in thin novels??