Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.
Wee reader wasn’t a happy library patron today, probably because of his four too many vaccinations during his 12-month checkup in the morning. So we didn’t get to stay too long.
Jar City: A Reykjavik Thriller – Arnaldur Indriðason ; translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scud
Ooh more international crime. This time set in Iceland!
A man is found murdered in his Reykjavík flat. There are no obvious clues apart from a cryptic note left on the body and a photograph of a young girl’s grave. Detective Erlendur is forced to use all the forensic resources available to find any leads at all. Delving into the dead man’s life he discovers that forty years ago he was accused of an appalling crime. Did his past come back to haunt him? Erlendur’s search leads him to Iceland’s Genetic Research Centre in order to find the disturbing answers to the mystery.
Dreams of My Russian Summers – Andrei Makine
Ah I am finally picking this up! After it caught my eye so many library visits ago..
Hailed as extraordinary from coast to coast and winner of both the Prix Goncourt and the Prix Medicis, France’s top literary prizes, the national bestseller Dreams of My Russian Summers traces a sentimental journey that embraces many of the dramatic events in Russia during the twentieth century. Here is a poignant story of a Soviet boy’s ascent into manhood in the 1960s and 1970s, and his extraordinary affection for his mysterious grandmother who seems to have been there for all the pivotal historical events. This epic tale is full of tenderness and passion, pain and heartbreak; mesmerizing, in every way.
Wee reader’s loot
The Lost Thing – Shaun Tan
(Ok this might be for me too)
Tom and Pippo’s Day – Helen Oxenbury
Crazy Hair – Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
Have you read any of these? What did you think of them?
What did you get at your library this week?