No 406 I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurđardóttir, translated by Philip Roughton

I Remember You is my first experience with thriller writer Yrsa Sigurđardóttir and I was incredibly impressed with this novel which deftly mixes the rational crime story with the supernatural ghost story. In I Remember You, she takes inspiration from the heritage of Icelandic literature, funnelling ancient ghost stories into an exploration of modern Icelandic society,…

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No 407 The Temptation of Eileen Hughes by Brian Moore Book 19 of #20booksofsummer

Brian Moore’s 100th birthday was this week and I’m continuing my centenary read-along with his 1981 novel The Temptation of Eileen Hughes. The Temptation of Eileen Hughes is another of Moore’s lean character studies, with a tight focus on a few characters and a moment of crisis which upends several lives. It lacks some of…

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