I’ve had a very brief session with True Grit by Charles Portis, which is progressing nicely. This novel has a very realistic feel about it, not that I’m at all familiar with the American West, US Marshalls and tracking down killers of course. What I mean is that the dialogue is lively and fresh – even if I don’t understand all the Westernisms – and the characters come over as real people. It won’t take me long to finish it and already I’m wondering what to read next.
My choices are:
- An Agatha Christie book – maybe The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson – inspired by our walk today on Yellowcraigs Beach with its view of the Island of Fidra, Stevenson’s inspiration for the book (more on this beautiful place in another post).
- Molly Fox’s Birthday by Deidre Madden – because I keep meaning to read this book!
- The Small Hand: a Ghost Story by Susan Hill – because it’s due back at the library soon.
- The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney, which I’ve started and not finished.
Coming up tomorrow – Crime Fiction Alphabet – the letter F.