I've been a bookseller here at Main Point Books since the Fall of 2014 and am enjoying every minute of the time I spend in the store, whether helping customers or leading the Fiction Book Group. I read primarily fiction, but my tastes are wide ranging. You're just as likely to find me reading Literary Fiction, as Sci-Fi & Fantasy, as Mysteries & Thrillers. When I pull myself away from fiction I love to immerse myself in history and biography, with the occassional science book for good measure.
For some reason I thought this was going to be a depressing if beautiful read, which meant I put it off. More fool me. It's as good as everyone says it is and while it is at times sad, it is far too life affirming and often funny to be depressing.
A farcical, yet serious novel about a trio of people caught up in the making of a very 60s era movie in Brighton. Over the course of the book all three are challenged by the secrets they keep from others and themselves. A crisp and evocatively written novel that turns out to be more serious than its opening premise might suggest. A lovely surprise.
A good dog memoir is a joy because dogs are joy. Especially this pair. Andrew is entertaining as well. Totally charming!