Friday, 13 April 2012

Muriel Spark reading week

Very near the top of my giant list of authors whose books I want to read is Muriel Spark, one of Britain's finest 20th century novelists. So, when I caught sight of the Muriel Spark reading week, hosted by Stuck in a Book, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get started.

So which of her books shall I read? Well, I have a vague notion that I'd like to read more prize-winning fiction generally, so I've got myself copies of her Booker-shortlisted novels, The Public Image, Loitering with Intent and The Driver's Seat. If there's still time after reading that lot, I guess I really ought to read The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, since it's acknowledged as her best. And if there's still time after that, I have a lovely hardback copy of A Far Cry from Kensington around here somewhere which might be nice to read.

So, no shortage of books to get through in a week! The Muriel Spark reading week starts on April 23rd and I'll post my reviews as normal as I finish each book.


  1. Thanks so much for participating! Loitering With Intent is my favourite so far, but I think any of those sound great (well, I haven't read The Public Image - I'd be intrigued to know more about that!)

    1. I have no idea what to expect from Muriel Spark so this will be really interesting. I'm glad your favourite is in my pile - at least there's one there I should definitely enjoy!

      I did try and comment on your original post but my comment didn't show, and I noticed you'd been having some problems with them so guessed mine must have got somewhere in the depths of Blogger! I just didn't want you to think I'd ignored your original post.

      Thanks so much for hosting. This should be fun!