Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Literary moths

I'm very much enjoying this book at the moment. I won't give away the story, but I must just tell you that it has one moment dear to my heart: when one character gives another one a Robinson moth trap. This is what happened to me, thanks to Penny's thoughtfulness, and much has followed from that. Actually, I gave this book to P, and am doing the traditional thing of reading it first - with the good excuse that she is working her way through all manner of choices from her reading group. Anyway, you don't have to be remotely interested in moths to enjoy it, although there's plenty of mothy stuff in there, if you are. I hope that I am not like the man who gets the trap, though. Say no more.


John said...


Just put this on my reading list, will keep a look out for it.

Hope you are enjoying it.


Bennyboymothman said...

This is a dark book.... I like the first line!
Let us know what its like after you've finished it.

MartinWainwright said...

Hi both! Yes it is dark as well as good - and I'll give my final verdict soon. I recently read God's Own Country by the new young Yorkshire writer Ross Raisin, which is mega-dark; really sinister, which I don't normally like at all. But his writing is extremely fresh and original, which is hard thing to pull off these days, when there are so many good books around. So I got to the end...