Last week I read the brilliant One More Time by Damien Leith. What an engaging, heartwarming story with unusual, memorable characters. Just genius! And a very quick read. I'm a pretty slow reader and it took me about 3 hours all up. You must get a copy of this if you can.
An Irish traveller, Sean is trekking in Nepal with his guide Mani. Mani is an overworked, underpaid porter who carries Sean's backpack and sets the pace for the trek. On the way they meet a Japanese tourist who is arrested by Maoists asking for donations for their cause. The Japanese man refuses tro pay and is taken by force. Sean and Mani continue their climb, with Mani suffering stomach pains and Sean suffering the continual rituals of obsessive compulsive disorder.
Brilliant character portraits and shocking twists make for compelling reading!
Now I am immersed in The Mists of Avalon, which is completely intriguing, but, for me, is a long read. I will need another week to finish it! I am loving the character portrayals, and the juxtaposition of pagan and Christian beliefs in the time of King Arthur.
I'll be reading some small books after this:
What books have you enjoyed lately? And what's next on your list?
Have a great reading week.