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March 14, 2006


Last month's book was William Boyd's Armadillo - a comedy about a loss adjuster(!) Mixed views on this - I felt it was funny bu weak - only the main character felt like a real person - everyone else was a foil for Milo/Lorimer to bouce off. Others got nowhere with it - at least I finished it! Chris/Sylvia thought it was a wonderful exploration of someone finding himself.
SFGate.com's review is here Critical concensus was hard to find!

What is wrong? Well, chiefly, the plotting, the characters and the writing
The Economist

Discussion about Boyd and his books.
Wikipedia article on the author.

I'll blog something about the next book when I remember what it is! - but Venice is about to rear its ugly head again!!