jenny norman

Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (19 of 24)


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Jackdaws by Ken Follett
Jackdaws by Ken Follett
I would say that this is an OK book, did not light my fire particularly and rather predictable.
I had hoped for better because this was my first Ken Follett.
I Have Waited, and You Have Come by Martine McDonagh
I Have Waited, and You Have Come by Martine McDonagh
3.0 out of 5 stars Weird, 17 Aug 2014
A somewhat intriguing novel about the effects of extreme climate change on society and individuals.
Not necessarily a book I would choose to read or to recommend. I did not find it chilling or thrilling, just weird.
Harvest by Jim Crace
Harvest by Jim Crace
5.0 out of 5 stars Poetical prose, 15 Aug 2014
I came to this book having just read a very mediocre thriller as one of our book club selections.
Harvest was like water to a thirsty man.

The prose is beautiful, descriptive, soothing, enveloping.

However there is much sadness in the story so that although the delivery is eloquent, excellent, stimulating, the story itself is in no way uplifting or joyous. But don't let this put you off reading it. I have so enjoyed reading this book and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who loves the English language.