Steinbeck, Orwell and Wodehouse #1938 club

The Chrysanthemums is a short story by John Stienbeck. It’s a atmospheric tale of a farm wife’s encounter with a travelling pots and pans repair man. Not really much happens and it’s all very understated as the theme conveys Elisa’s sense of isolation and dissatisfaction with her life. The high grey-flannel fog of winter closed … More Steinbeck, Orwell and Wodehouse #1938 club

March books

Ian Rankin – Hide and Seek Continuing my rereading of the Rebus novels. Rebus still not fully formed as a character yet but still an enjoyable crime novel. NK Jemison – The Fifth Season A new SF author for me and an excellent novel based on a world riven by geological catastrophes. John Galsworthy – … More March books