Public Library and other stories - Ali Smith
I wrote a full review of this, here, a few weeks ago so I'll try not to be too repetitive. A set of short stories all around the theme of literature, the media and our relationship to public resources like parks or libraries. Between each short story is an anecdote from Ali Smith or someone she knows about the importance of libraries and the affect they have on communities. I found these anecdotes particularly interesting especially in a time where the library system is in turmoil. The short stories were good but perhaps not as memorable.
Wind Pinball - Haruki Murakami
I am writing a full review of this book which will be up in a few days so I don't want to spoil that too much! This is the first publication in the UK and English translation of Murakami's first ever stories. Set around the same two characters at different times in their life, they are surreal as you'd expect and just a bit odd... I enjoyed reading them to see where Murakami started but they didn't impress me that much.
Northern Lights - Philip Pullman
This was actually a re-read because I've loved Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy since I was a child. I've never re-read the books though and it has been interesting to see all the scenes I'd completely forgotten about! There are so many aspects I didn't remember, although it did come flooding back to me as I went, and I loved the story just as much as the first time. I'm looking forward to getting started on the rest of the trilogy!
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