Well I have spent the last seven year not scoring my books but I feel I need to change this as I have enough reviews I feel to go back and over time show my taste and books I really like over those I simply like. I am aim to use a similar scale to Michael from complete review with A through to C with plus and minus so we go from
A+ as an essential read a true ground break book
A a book that should make end of year lists
A- a good strong book
B+ worth trying
B borrow or loan
C+ just not for me
C I struggled to finish
C-don’t touch with a barge pole
Most of what I read will be in the a- to b zone a few a and maybe four or five a+ a year.I feel this may help make clear what I like really I tend be nicer about books than I should be at times. But I do really know the ones that fit my idea of cannon works.
I was lucky to get two more titles from the American publisher Open letter The first is Loquela by Carlos Lane. He was in the Granta best Spanish writers collection 8s from Chile and this is a Latin American novel that is part Paul auster and Borges it seems. Then another comic novel from Bulgaria as the comic books from Bulgaria I have read have.all been fun this is another darkly funny look at the madness of the Soviet era as the country tries to throw of the shackles of this regime.