what i’m reading

from my library

June 2022: First of two Cordelia Gray novels, “An unsuitable Job for a woman” is not just a good whodunit by james, and a good Cambridge novel – it is a beautiful coming-of-age novel, about a woman trying to prove herself in a men’s-world, and also a meditation on the gender-bias of the genre James was about to dominate for so many years.

November 2021: From time to time i need to go back to Patricia Highsmith, to be reminded how things are done and from how little a “Thriller” can be made. But is “Edith’s Diary” a thriller at all? I’m not sure. What it is, with no doubt, is Highsmith’s saddest novel. 

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