I’ve found I really enjoy books set in the art world, I’ve been seeing so many people talk about this particular one. It’s about a woman who finds a painting in a charity shop which turns out to be a lost masterpiece which is worth billions and billions of pounds. I’ve actually started reading this and I’m really enjoying it. You should probably also know that part of this story is told from the point of view of the painting, which is so silly it’s actually hilarious.
I read Wicked 8 years ago and I hated it. Like truly hated it. But I think part of the problem was I had seen the musical first and loved that so much the book seemed bad in comparison. But I really liked what Gregory Macguire had done with the story. Taken a classic tale and told it from another point of view. So I’m really excited to read this as I think this is the exact same idea but with Alice in Wonderland (I should also point out that I was sent a copy of this from Headline).
This is the sequel to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and I actually started reading it a few days ago. However I decided to look up the name of a character mentioned in this since he was a minor character in Tinker, Tailor and accidentally came across a huge spoiler about how this book ends. So I’m now questioning whether I really want to read it.
I got to see Joe Hill talk about this book at Gollanczfest back in November and it sounded really interesting. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic world where a spore infects people and causes them to spontaneously combust when they become stressed. Also the cover is really nice, but if I had known how long it was (800 pages) I probably would have got the ebook instead.