I tried to read it once ( I still have it on my bookshelf at home). I know that it is cited as one of those books that you need to read at a particular point in your life. I don't know how true that is.
Let me know what you make of it.
What have been reading over the last while.
I Partridge: We need to Talk about Alan by Alan Partridge - I enjoyed it. I imagine that it would be hilarious as an audiobook. It is quite episodic (being based on episodes of various TV shows), and was a bit samey.
Leviathan Wakes by James SA Corey - I have had this for a long time and am only getting around to reading it now (I have a few other books in the series on my shelf ready to go). I am big fan of The Expanse, which is based on these books. What I really liked, and didn't know going into reading it, is that the show is not a carbon copy of the books. Things unfold differently and for different reasons. I liked that. I liked not knowing exactly where the story was going. It was really good and I'm looking forward to the next one.
Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh - This feels a lot like a harder edged PG Wodehouse story. It follows Paul Pennyfeather as he gets kicked out of Oxford, for reasons totally beyond his control, and gets a job at as a teacher at a rather odd private school. I have a feeling that a lot of the humour was lost on me and that it might have depended on knowing more about the time and the culture.
The Reapers by John Connolly - I've always liked the novels of John Connolly, running the midpoint between Stephen King and Ross MacDonald. They are dark and violent, but not without compassion and empathy. This one puts two of Connolly's side characters - Louis and Angel - centre stage, and casts his usual main character (Charley Parker) in the supporting part. The book finds the consummate assassin (Louis) and his partner, trapped and surrounded by killers with a grudge. It was a good quick read.
Chalk by Paul Cornell - I am in the middle of this one at the moment. It is a pretty dark ride.