I nearly missed Emma and Guys Humbook post and thus missed chance to join in the virtually gift books to a partner for Christmas .So when I managed to get in and was chosen to be partner with Sue from whispering Gums , who I got to know via last year’s Shadow Man Asian . So one of my choices is one I think she will love and the other is one I d like to see her view on it,because when I read it I loved it and now planning a reread so be great to compare notes .
Faces in the crowd by Valeria Luiselli –
this is the choice I feel Sue will love ,like I did when I read it earlier this year .It is short novella from the up and coming female Mexican writer ,A women now back in Mexico looks back on her time in New York and the fact she was working on a paper on an earlier Mexican poet ,his and her worlds blur as she starts to see him as she heads round New York .Wonderfully poetic and one I feel Sue will love she doesn’t do many translated book but I feel this is one she will really get and I know she tends to read more female writers so this is great choice .
A Dead man in Deptford by Anthony Burgess –
I love his works and the fact that Vintage have just reissued a number of his books including this one , seemed a great excuse to virtual gift it to Sue as she seems to read a few historic fiction novel than myself and this is in that style but the imagine life of Christopher Marlowe as a spy ,I really felt he capture Marlowe as a man trying to keep alive .I read this one when it came out it,sadly was one of Burgess last novels ,I also have another motive through gifting this to Sue ,but more about that at another time .
What books have you got for Christmas ?