Friday, 28 September 2012

IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT- Muriel Spark, 1970


If anyone thinks that The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is the limit of Muriel Spark’s talents, read this and think again.
Such a short book, with so much to say and yet so much left unanswered.
When Lise takes a holiday, she is looking for an escape but the escape she has planned is a lot more permanent than we think at first. This is compulsive reading. It’s the sort of book I’d love to write.
I loved this book. It touched me. It is wise and it is brave and it encapsulated the essence of its author, whose autobiography I have read and have yet to blog about.
If you have bothered to check in here, and you want to read one extra book this year, make it this one.

3 comments:

  1. This one would be a good link for Books You Loved as well? Cheers

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  2. Great that you linked in, thanks. have a good one

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  3. Sounds good...thanks.

    Stopping by from Carole's October Books I Loved List.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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