WWW Wednesday (February 10th)

WWW WednesdayThis weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what’s on your reading list this week…

To join in, just answer the following three questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

 

I’m currently reading…

Viral by Helen Fitzgerald

This looks to be a book very of our time; where one click online can last a lifetime!

ViralThe blurb

When Leah Oliphant-Brotheridge and her adopted sister Su go on holiday together to Magaluf to celebrate their A-levels, only Leah returns home. Her successful, swotty sister remains abroad, humiliated and afraid: there is an online video of her, drunkenly performing a sex act in a nightclub. And everyone has seen it.

Ruth Oliphant-Brotheridge, mother of the girls, successful court judge, is furious. How could this have happened? How can she bring justice to these men who took advantage of her dutiful, virginal daughter? What role has Leah played in all this? And can Ruth find Su and bring her back home when Su doesn’t want to be found?


I recently finished

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

I had high hopes for this one but it fell a little flat for me. The scenes with the initial meeting on the train and the subsequent murders were really good; very tense in fact but the rest of it I just felt was padding. Think this was more about my own expectations though.

Strangers on a trainThe blurb

Here we encounter Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, passengers on the same train. But while Guy is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath who manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him. “Some people are better off dead,” Bruno remarks, “like your wife and my father, for instance.” As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy is trapped in Highsmith’s perilous world, where, under the right circumstances, anybody is capable of murder.

 

I’ve also read….

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

This was our latest book club which we’ll actually be discussing this evening. In all honesty, I found most of it a bit of a chore to get through. It’s a shame really because I really felt for the main character, Teddy, and his experiences but overall I found it over-wordy and over-long.

A God In RuinsThe blurb

A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd – would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

This gripping, often deliriously funny yet emotionally devastating book looks at war – that great fall of Man from grace – and the effect it has, not only on those who live through it, but on the lives of the subsequent generations. It is also about the infinite magic of fiction.


What’s up next?

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza

I’d seen this book doing the rounds on other blogs and receiving high praise. I was lucky enough to be approved for a copy via Netgalley.

The Girl in the IceThe blurb

Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice…She is not the only one.

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation.

The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London.

What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding? …


Have you read any of this week’s choices or share what books you’re reading?

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13 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (February 10th)

  1. Donna says:

    I don’t read much on Kindle so I have to wait August to get Viral in paperback, the wait is killing me! (some friends have made bets on how long I’m gonna keep it going before having a Kindle binge-reading… ). I keep reading either very good or disappointing things about Kate Atkinson’s book so I keep postponing getting them.

    Here’s my week in books 🙂 https://chocolatenwafflesblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/this-week-in-books-february-10th-2016/

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  2. Yvo says:

    Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy Strangers On A Train that much! I have been looking forward to get a copy of that one. Viral sounds great by the way, and The Girl In The Ice is high on my wishlist. Happy reading!

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  3. Sam says:

    I’m sorry you didn’t like ‘A God in Ruin.’ I had similar complaints about ‘Life After Life’ so I’ll probably skip that one. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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