The reviews keep coming in!
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
This book is in my top 10 books that I’ve read. The story was really good and kept me interested right ’til the end. The humour in the story was really great and I laughed out loud many times. I listened to this book on Hoopla and felt the narrator did an excellent job — using different voices, etc. It added to my enjoyment.
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Beginning in the 1930s, this novel is the story of a family as told to us by Iris Chase, an elderly woman whose life spans the twentieth century. Iris begins her story with the suicide of her sister, Laura, and the hidden notebooks tied together with kitchen string. Supposedly written by Laura and entitled “The Blind Assassin”, excerpts become a format for a ‘novel within a novel’ in which a love affair between an unnamed Marxist and a very rich young lady reveals the story of an assassin who falls in love with his victim.
This is a family epic in which the different genres of science fiction, mystery, romance, newspaper reportage and tragedy are bound together in an intriguing narrative that urges us to read on to an unforeseen conclusion.
The Blind Assassin was published in 2000 and in that same year won the Booker Prize.
~Staff review by Iris, Summer Reading Game programmer