Finally getting the reading bug again. Does anyone else have the same on/off thing when it comes to reading? I’m either reading 2 or 3 books at the same time, completing them all in the space of a week or I don’t read a thing. Odd.

Anyway, last night I finished Life, A Users Manual. It was a bit of a chore but quite rewarding. There is so much detail and description that it requires a fair amount of attention to get the most out of it but the reward is all the more complete for it. The underlying premise is the story of a building and it’s inhabitants over a generation. Throughout the book the inhabitants of each room are described in minute detail, and it is this detail that will either make or break this book for you. Some may find it overly fussy, others will marvel at the recording of the tiniest detail. Character development is well rounded if not particularly advancing, but then it’s not supposed to be. Ultimately, this book will have it’s fair share of lovers and haters.

So, if you are looking for something a bit different, and a bit heavier than the usual round of ‘pulp fiction’ I would give it a try.

Next up Hitchcock on Hitchcock (with the Counte of Monte Cristo waiting in the wings).