Posted on December 11, 2007 - by MG
I’m finally on holiday – a holiday from writing but one that doesn’t also involve me spending 24/7 with my two attention-thirsty daughters. It’s amazing. I can feel myself unwinding mentally.
I have been mainly mooching with girlfriends in coffee shops, or watching movies. I plan to add reading some nice books into the mix but was badly disappointed by the latest work of a favourite author. I won’t say who…
So I’m going back to favourite author number five – the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. I’ve still a few of his to read. My neighbour Robin teaches Latin-American Literature at Oxford University and told me that “The Feast Of The Goat” ranks as one of the Great American Novels. It is a political thriller about the dictator Trujillo from the Dominican Republic. Robin warned me that there’s a very disturbing torture scene, which is why I’ve been holding off.
I guess I’ll close my eyes.
And I’ll be reading a couple of children’s books too! Kind Elv from Scholastic keeps giving me lovely books when I visit.
So if you spot me in Summertown Costa’s with a book, ignore me – let me read!