Friday, August 30, 2013

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

An attempt at HD. A look out over Norfolk Bay. Historic Coal Mine Site, Saltwater River, Tasman Peninsula. August 2013.

The Lady in the Lake, Raymond Chandler: It was okay, if a bit 'paint by numbers'. C.

The Unguarded House, Heinrich Böll: a.k.a. Haus ohne Hitter or Tomorrow and Yesterday, this was probably regarded as the first of Böll's 'classics'. Utilising a shifting narrative voice, this is a moving novel that explores the ways in which members of different generations assess their pasts and their collective futures and get on with living. Set in Germany and written just a decade after World War Two, this is a harrowing portrait of learning to deal with the ghosts of the past and the uncertainty of the future. I really loved this one and couldn't recommend it more highly. A+.

Norfolk Bay, Tasman Peninsula. August 2013.

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