Female or Male Author? What was the first book you've read in 2015?
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A conscious thought, or not?
What are your thought on the matter?
And more importantly, what did you finish reading as the first book in the New Year?
Actually, it's quite likely to be, as I just picked up and got unexpectedly hooked (I only meant to give it a glance) on The widowmaker (La fabbricante di vedove) by Maria Fagyas--based on a true story no less, about a spate of suspicious male deaths in a village in postwar (the WWI) Hungary. There's an (old) movie made about the story I was trying to track and didn't plan to read the whole book, but the style and tone surprised me--very direct and frank-speaking (for 1965, and 1920s of the plot--but I guess peasants or Hungarian peasants weren't given to verbal niceties and frills), amusingly biting, knowing and ironic.
So far so great.
ETA Finished. I enjoyed this one.
>7 sparemethecensor: By the way, over in the Monthly Author Reads group, we chose Virginia Woolf as an author for February. The discussion thread is already up if you want to chime in with any comments. Mrs. Dalloway is the only Woolf I've read before -- I thoroughly enjoyed it the first time for being something so new and different to me. The second time I still liked it, but it lost some of its edge. That's just my two cents. :)
>10 overlycriticalelisa: I've only read one book by Highsmith, The Talented Mr. Ripley, which I really loved. I'll have to read more.
First full book read (started and finished) in the New Year ... The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Bleah. Followed up by Miles Franklin's My Career Goes Bung, which I didn't like as much as My Brilliant Career.
mystery set in North Carolina