Or perhaps not a thief, as I ordered and paid for them through Amazon. They arrived today.
I haven’t read a book since my Egypt holiday last autumn. I just couldn’t get into the book I was reading (The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst; a shame as I had absolutely loved The Line of Beauty and quite enjoyed The Swimming Pool Library).
Today’s book haul included:
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (which is the one I’ve started).
The Reader by Bernard Schlink.
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates.
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift.
The Drowned World by JG Ballard.
The Crystal World by JG Ballard.
Ballard has been one of my most favourite authors for a very long time. Since reading Empire of the Sun at university in my modern British literature class. Gargoyle is a random, The Reader I have always meant to read, Revolutionary Road I like the sound of, Gulliver’s Travels fulfils my desire to read fairly old stuff now and again.
If you are reading anything good yourself feel free to tell me. Likewise if you have read any of the above.