Claire Williams

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How to Be Good by Nick Hornby
How to Be Good by Nick Hornby
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I have to agree with many of the reviewers' comments - Hornby has bitten off more than he could chew. There are no sympathetic characters, and Katie the Doctor is particularly whining. Hey Nick, why don't you create another intelligent female character like Laura from High Fidelity. There are some funny bits and wonderful dialogue, but the first two novels have so much more heart and soul.
Live Flesh by Ruth Rendell
Live Flesh by Ruth Rendell
This is absolutely one of Rendell's best. A rapist who accidentally shoots a policeman emerges from jail 10 years later to make amends. How he makes amends, and what happens because of his "remorse" is bone-chilling and remarkably suspenseful. Clue here - the motive behind the shooting has something to do with the name of a restaurant. Rendell loves to pull the rug right under you just as you thought you had sure footing.
Highly recommended. Also read Judgement in Stone, possibly her best and most brilliant!