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Doom! Misery!!

It has just come to my attention* that there is a new Ian Rankin. This is cause for celebration, but the doom and misery of my headline relates to the fact that apparently this is a last featuring Rebus. Alas. I am not a huge fan of mysteries, but there have been a few authors who grabbed me and didn't let go: D.L Sayers, Reginald Hill and Ian Rankin are probably the ones I would rate the most highly as having series of books in which with almost no exception every book is a great reading experience. (and if you don't like that sentence, bear in mind that I'm writing this at 3:30 am)

Seeing as I haven't read the penultimate Rankin yet, I'd better get my skates on. Except that I just got a hold notice from the library telling me that Chesil Beach is in. And I haven't quite finished Inda (still loving it, Sherwood!)

And I have a batch of 150 essays coming in later today - who's going to have time to read novels???

*in a typically webby way - The Little Professor posted that she will be reviewing it when she gets back from a spate of marking and editing.


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Sep. 15th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
Hey, my copy of On Chesil beach is in too, but I just picked up Saramago's Seeing, so I think I'll wait on McEwan.

I anticipate the film adaptation of Atonement with trepidation. Kiera Knightley? Not too sure. And how will they handle the alternative plotlines? And who will play the child and adult versions of the girl? Could be great, could be the Beloved of our decade.
Sep. 17th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
Did you hear Ian Rankin on Writers and Company last night (Sept. 16)? He wasn't talking about his own book but was part of a panel on "the new Scotland" or some such.
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