Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka. Lewycka vividly writes about the exploitations of eastern european immigrants from the viewpoints of 5 or so main characters. Just as her first book A Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian was a fun, charming read, Two Caravans out does by with a double portion of wit. The best character in the book has got to be Dog, a border collie, who turns up out of nowhere and saves the day on more than one occassion.
I have just finished reading A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, which I read last month.
Some other books I have read whilst commuting are:
The time I spend reading books has gone up a zillion percent since moving to London. This is because my commuting time has gone up an awful lot. I spend an hour travelling to work and one more getting back in the evening. That means 2 hours reading time a day.
The latest book I read was The Kite Runner. I wanted to finish it before it disappeared from the cinema and I think I’m just in time. It was an emotional read and a book I’d definitely recommend to anyone who doesn’t know much about Afghanistan (like me). Easy to read, hard to swallow content based on real events, centering on a story about a troubled, young boy who is a right little scumbag who realises his place in the world much later on in adulthood.
I’ve just started reading a new book courtesy of Steinunn. Ta very much. Having read the first chapter I already have a dislike for Ignatius J. Reilly, the central character. If I were to meet him I think I would probably have to put on a balaclava and punch him on the nose.