Six Degrees of Separation #3: Saturday 7th June 2014
Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries is about twelve men who meet in order to discuss a recent spate of unsolved crimes.
Sherlock Holmes is the ultimate crime sleuth. I worked my way through Conan Doyle’s stories about a year after I moved to London and experienced a real thrill when I read about places he wrote about, particularly the south London locations. (‘Kennington Road? I know where that is!’)
The Room of Lost Things by Stella Duffy is a poignant story about life in south London. A Loughborough Junction dry cleaners to be exact. This dry cleaners is under the railway tracks…
Kate Colquhoun’s Mr Brigg’s Hat is a page turning historical true crime story set on a great Victorian invention: the train.
Isabel’s Skin by Richard Benson is a fascinatingly odd Victorian historical novel about a scientist who experiments with the heroine’s skin…
(read my review here)
Under the Skin by Michael Faber is another novel that includes creepy modifications to humans.
(Read my review here)
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is an uncomfortable story that raises many ethical issues about the human body.
Quite a depressing end to this month’s list!
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