/ Waterstones- spoilt for choice confusion help pls
Wolf Hall - no explanation needed, and I love historical fact/fiction
Pure - Andrew Miller , looks interesting again historical fiction, won an award
The Man who fell to Earth - Walter Tevis , old school sci fi peaked my interest
Les Mis - yes yes, movie too long, stage show even longer...book is a weapon. But the prose looked fantastic ...and no singing!(tempted by Hunchback Notre Dame as well)
Revolutionary Road - Nick Hornby reckons it's his favourite book
It goes without saying that I could buy these for much less on Amazon, but I love book shops and so have no issue paying a bit more supporting them (they probably pay tax as well ;-)
Pure is a good book--the dark and atmospheric sort of historical fiction with lots of brooding but a fairly simple plot. I wouldn't say it's a 5* book but I certainly enjoyed it.
Les Miserables is on my list ... not sure I'm brave enough to tackle it this year though!
Wolf Hall is excellent. Also worth checking out Mantel's earlier work, I loved Beyond Black.
Another vote for Pure
Of your list the only one that I've read is Wolf Hall. It's a stunningly good book and I'd recommend it very highly.
I vote for Pure too. Really enjoyed it - still thinking about the book months later, and that's a good sign I think.
It'd be interesting to know what you thought once you've read it.
Les Mis is still one of the best books I can remember reading and I was glad it was long as it meant it was't over too soon! Couldn't entertain the idea of watching any of it reproduced in a singing voice - what a travesty!
By contrast Hunchback, while enjoyable, was much less gripping and soon forgotten.
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