Jan 2018 Winston’s month

  1. To the back of beyond by Peter Stamm
  2. Secret passages in a hillside town by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen
  3. Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag
  4. A poison Apple by Michel Laub
  5. The red-haired woman by Orhan Pamuk
  6. So the path does not die by Pede Hollist
  7. Confession of a murderer by Joseph Roth
  8. The book of Tbilisi by Comma press
  9. Fireflies by Luis Sagasti

I managed to review 9 books over the month, which given the fact I had six-night shifts in January wasn’t bad.I had one new Press to the blog Charco Press.I read books from nine countries including the first books from Sierra Leone and Georgia. Also books from nine languages.

Book of the month

Image result for fireflies luis

Fireflies is such a unique book style and the way it has stuck with me since I have read it. Another example of why we nee the small presses for those gems like this book that defy genre and pigeonholing. That maybe wouldn’t see the light of day with a Larger publisher. Also, remind me of how much I loved Joesph Beuys artworks .

None book discovery

We don’t often go to the cinema, but Amanda had won employee of the month at work and had two free tickets. So we have different taste be agreed on the new Speilberg Film The Post a film about the leaking of Pentagon papers about the Vietnam war. It is also the first time Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep have been in a film and was wonderfully done with a real feel of early seventies US also left a glint for a follow up in the Watergate affair(Very much apt in Trumps time).

How was your month?

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TravellinPenguin
    Feb 01, 2018 @ 22:00:23

    I am always impressed how you find these independent publishing houses. I have become more aware because of it. The Post was a good film. I enjoyed it ladt week when it started. Lots of digs re Trump admin and freedom of press. A topic close to my heart. (Freedom of press- not Trump)😁😁😁

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  2. Lisa Hill
    Feb 01, 2018 @ 23:32:27

    We don’t go to the cinema much either, but we plan to see The Post as well….

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  3. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Feb 02, 2018 @ 11:19:51

    A good month of reading, Stu! 🙂

    Reply

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