Saturday, 17 July 2010

Lyrics Alley, Leila Aboulela: Philosophical Look at our Next Book Review

So, one book down and an endless stream of new ones to go. The next book we'll be reviewing in "Lyrics Alley". Lauren chose it from the two options I gave her and to be honest it does look to be a bit of a girls book. I am indeed judging it by its cover.

The Book is set in 1950s Sudan and about a powerful Abuzeid Dynasty. I'll let you know what one of those is once I've read it. It's by Leila Aboulela who also wrote The Translator and Minaret.

It's nearly 300 pages long so it'll take about 3 weeks to read so come back then. Might take a bit longer due to BBQs and I'm reading "How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer" which is frankly cracking.

"Lyrics Alley" will be out in December but is available to preorder. You might want to wait for our fantastic reviews first.

Cheers,

Mark