Charlotte Reads Classics

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More Crimson Petal (Hurrah!)

The Apple: Crimson Petal Stories, by Michel Faber

After reading The Crimson Petal and the White and utterly adoring it, I wanted to wait for a while before I read The Apple. It just makes me want to read the book all over again! Michel Faber writes really quirky and entertaining short stories about a variety of major and minor characters. The best part is that one of them does include snippets of information about what happened to Sugar after the end of Crimson Petal. Really though this book was just an excuse to remember and gush about its predecessor. I feel really jealous of anyone reading Crimson Petal for the first time because it is such a great experience.


Nemesis, Jo Nesbo

Yes, I will slowly be reading this entire series. This was just as fast paced and intriguing as The Redbreast, although with even more twists and turns. Nesbo moves away from Norwegian history this time and instead follows a more classic crime scenario: bank robberies. However, nothing so clichéd as your average bank robbery of course.

For a good introduction to Jo Nesbo and his novels this slate review worth looking at.


Without Feathers, Woody Allen

This was recommended to me and I’ve been dipping in and out of it for ages. As with a lot of Woody Allen stuff I found some parts hilarious while other parts fell flat. The book is made up of lots of separate stories / sketches and a couple of plays. The best one was a play written about a vigilante neighbourhood watch type group who collect the main character for his part of ‘the plan’. We don’t know what ‘the plan’ is, and neither does he. Really funny.