“New for November”
Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that combine in his work, Saul Bellow wrote the short novel “Seize the Day” in 1956. Inspired and burdened by the American myth of success linking self-worth to his financial situation, fading charmer Tommy Wilhelm has reached his day of reckoning. He reviews his past mistakes in detail and then experiences an illuminating revelation. A mixture of humour and pathos, not a light read but worth the effort.
On a completely different note and just for fun, we turn to The Ladybird Book of the Shed from the Grown-Ups series. Using original Ladybird book pictures with text for the modern day, I particularly enjoyed the Canadian shed with a moat.
A Big Thank You to the two households who have recently donated books – plenty more reviews to follow in the coming months. If you have any books for the library, please leave them in a plastic bag or cardboard box in the church porch so that they can be reviewed before being made available for people to borrow or buy.
By way of a reminder, books are available at the back of the church. If you would like to “buy” one rather than “borrow”, the suggested donation is £2.00.