Weekend Reads

Location Date: 
September 26, 2014

It’s been 2 years since British author Ian McEwan published Sweet Tooth – a superb book full of memorable and provocative characters set within an intriguing historical context, enveloped in his incredible prose and often shocking plot twists. The Children Act is his follow up and 14th novel and it was well worth the wait – I devoured it in a few hours. It’s the storey of Fiona Maye, a British High Court Judge, dealing with the legal life and death situation of a young boy intertwined with her now faltering marriage. The book is more along the lines of his brilliant Enduring Love or On Chesil Beach in that is a shorter work but equally intelligent, insightful and poignant. Like his masterpiece Amsterdam, this book will likely be nominated for numerous literary awards. If you would like a smart read, give this or any of his works a try and let me know what you think.

Speaking of reading, if you love to read (or want some suggestions on what to read) and learn, especially anything associated with the mind, you have to check out Shane Parrish's blog "Farnam Street" (www.farnamstreetblog.com). I strongly recommend you give it a look and sign up for his weekly VIP email. It’s free - and there are always some great suggestions!