Bite sized reading

62 thoughts
last posted Sept. 17, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

46 earlier thoughts

  • Sugarbread by Balli Kaur Jaswal. I liked this better than her Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, partly because it had lots of mentions of delicious food. There was a similar holding-back of a central mystery, and again it didn’t really work for me (I think I just don’t really get on with that sort of structuring device). Also, there was annoying and pointless fatphobia which the book would have been much better without.
  • Black Dog by Neil Gaiman. This was OK. I wouldn’t bother reading it again, even though it’s set in the American Gods universe (and I love American Gods, and have read it four times and listened to the audiobook twice). I just got to the end and it all felt a bit... pointless.

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