You're going to like this one peoples.
There's only one book to review!
Because I've already done the other two. Marvellous.
February has been designated a Month of Classics and I've managed to read and finish Midnight's Children and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and obviously you've already read those reviews.
The only other book that I've read this month has been Salley Vickers - Instances of the Number 3.
I really don't know what to say about this book. It left me a little cold to be honest. Peter Hansome has died in a car crash, and for some inexplicable reason his wife and mistress become friends. It's all very strange. I feel like it's the kind of book you would read at A-level, I kept finding myself subconsciously coming up with potential essay questions as I read it.
In a way I almost got insulted. These instances of the number 3 start to get a little heavy throughout the book and I started to feel as if Vickers was ramming it down your throat, as if there were flashing arrows pointing and screaming "Look! Here's another 3!" and I wanted to say "Yes. Thank you. I'm not a moron. I see that." I'm sure that wasn't the intention but it wasn't exactly subtle.
Yeah I don't really know what to say about it. "Meh" is the most apt description I can come up with at the moment.
I know. My eloquence knows no bounds. Sorry Instances of the Number 3, but you're going straight to the charity shop.
Book of the month? - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.