Friday, 10 August 2018

Tender Is The Night

Summer holidays offer a wonderful opportunity to catch up on reading - and I have been saving a 50p John Grisham I picked up in a CS especially for this week. 
I get on well with JG's stuff- I like his writing style, and think he is generally a good bloke - he raised 8.8 million dollars, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, to help rebuild the Gulf Coast, and he has done much work to help the impoverished people of Guatemala.
Camino Island came out last year - it isn't his usual courtroom/legal stuff. This one is a thriller about the theft of some F Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts from Princeton University Library. I polished it off in 2 days [and nights - when the heat and my cough kept me awake!]
Mercer Mann is a young woman who is struggling with writer's block - who ends up being involved in the hunt to recover these precious documents. Grisham writes about books and publishing, and knows what he is talking about!
This is all about writers, not lawyers- and summer romance, hot sun on your shoulders, and sand between your toes. There are moral dilemmas, plot twists, and all you'd expect from this accomplished wordsmith.
It is clever, entertaining - and just the right thing for holiday reading


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