Monday, October 23, 2006

Reading material

What sort of books do you like to read? I have come to the conclusion that I prefer books which are both well written and easy to read. I have never been particularly keen on the classics ( apart from Jane Austen) but at the same time I like to read something a little more challenging than chicklit. Writers such as Ian McEwan, Kate Atkinson, Anita Shreve and Maggie O'Farrell seem to suit my current needs well. I have nothing against literary fiction, but it has to be a good read too. Some of the more literary authors put me off by their attempts to be too cleverly intellectual with form or theme. That is fine if you are studying literature, but doesn't necessarily make a comfortable read for those of us who read to relax.

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