Saturday, January 12, 2008

I shot the wad over there

I have used all of today's allotment of pain-free time and energy to post a review of Doris Lessing's 1985 book, The Good Terrorist over on the Winter Reading Challenge blog.

I knew that I wanted to read another Lessing novel after she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature last year, and have been wanting to reread The Good Terrorist for some time now. I originally read it about 15 years ago.

Is this tale of Thatcher-era British communists/revolutionaries still relevant today with Gordon What's His Name at the helm? Does this book hold up to a rereading?

Please head over to the Winter Reading Challenge to find out. And while you are there, you can, if you wish, check out the scads of other book reviews which people who are much more voracious readers than I have posted.


Allison said...

Ace review Barb! I really would like to sit down and read that right now. I have about three new books to get through at the moment, but I will defintely keep an eye out for this one, sounds quite engaging!

Also, you title to this post is enough to make me laugh for the rest of the night.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I only speak the truth in that title, Al, that's it for me for the day. I'm glad you liked the review though; it's a worthy book, as are most of Ms Lessings books. I think, living in the UK, you might find it particularly relevant.

mellowlee said...

That was amazing Barb :O) I'm putting it on my book list for my next book binge shopping trip!

Anonymous said...

You're not worthy! You vajayjay zombie

Dale said...

How lazy that you only posted on two blogs at once! The shame. Nice review though.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

"Book shopping binge" sounds lovely, Mel, I could get into a little book binging myself soon.

Don't be a chicken shit, Anony (if in fact that is your real name), come and say that to my face.

If in need, I can stretch a post out to cover a multitude of blogs, Dale, I'm very thrifty that way.

Jas B said...

Barb, hows the bcknow? Will we see u at work tomorrow.

Hope you feel better.

Anonymous said...

Must read that. Many people say there is a disturbing under-current of fascism that exists there and was also expressed in A Clockwork Orange

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Back is still being problematic, Jas, but I am coming to work tomorrow. Not sure for how long, but I will come in.

It is a fascinating book, Gifted Typist, and there is certainly a disturbing undercurrent to it. Fascism? Perhaps, I haven't really put a finger on it. I just realized that I have never read A Clockwork Orange. I'll need to do something about that.