WLR: Mystery Edition 

It’s that bleak humour that makes me love Christie, a blasé flaunting of the ridiculous that somehow seems plausible as we read it.

Featured Reader: A devilishly handsome man hiding behind a book. AKA Moz but I prefer the mystery man title.

Currently Reading: Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie.

Favourite Part/Line: While trying to recruit a spy, a character pitches the mission in the least appealing way possible, and yet it works: “I’m suggesting another method. Rather a sporting method really. There’s some excitement in it too. I’ll be fair with you. There’s just a hundred to one chance you mightn’t die. But I don’t believe under the circumstances, that you’d really object by that time.” It’s that bleak humour that makes me love Christie, a blasé flaunting of the ridiculous that somehow seems plausible as we read it.


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Weekend Reading: The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things

As usual, about 19 years later I’m getting around to a much talked about novel. This one came to me quite by accident as I bought it for my partner for his birthday.(Un)Fortunately, he had read it and so it came to me. An act of minute divine intervention perhaps. I must say it is shaping into one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever had the fortune to read. Will update you with a review when I finish.

-Moz