Posted: Mar 05, 2022 5:59 pm
by Kaleid
1. The Five - Hallie Rubenhold
2. The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain - Ian Mortimer
3. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
4. The Golden Strangers - Henry Treece

5. White - Marie Darrieussecq

Utterly bizarre piece of... writing? Poetry? Sentient atmosphere? It's ostensibly a novella set in the near-future about the only woman stationed at the first permanent European base in Antarctica. It's written in the third person, except the third person is the surroundings - as one reviewer has put it on the back of the book, "She writes as if the elements themselves are telling the tale." It flits about here and there, yet you can tell that every phrase, every word has been carefully considered; it's the sort of thing that requires you to fully digest every line, but it's certainly beautiful. Definitely wise to restrict it to a novella, though.