Sunday, May 25, 2008

Law of Attraction

According to The Secret, you get what you think about, a fact which was highlighted to me this week when the fourth book I read in a row mentioned knitting. Well not surprising I hear you all cry, after all you love knitting, no doubt you went out and looked for books with a knitting theme. Not so. Three of the books are from the Orange prize list (long). I think it's a case of heightened awareness. I am on a knitting frenzy even for me and also on the look out for a novel that mentions knitting although it has to be published fifty years ago, for a book and book mark swop over at Zoe's knitting bag, and suddenly it seems like every book I pick up has some reference to knitting in it. Of course the main reason is no doubt more scientific than that and simply a case of finding what you look for.
The books in case you're interested are:

I would say the The End of Mr Y was good but hard going at times unless you've studied philospohy or literary Criticism. I perservered to the end but never totally enjoyed it, but enjoyed the way it stretched my thinking.




This one The Road Home I found totally absorbing. Loved the character and the realistic way he was portrayed. Perfect ending.


Have you any novels to add to the list?

4 comments:

Kitty said...

You get what you think about? Really? Do you think if I thought about George Clooney enough, it might actually happen? :-O

Interesting choice of books. I seem to have got a bit 'stuck' at the moment - a Marian Keyes novel and a Terry Pratchett audio book, and both are taking far longer than they should. Anyone would think I spend too much time online ;-)

x

Teaandcakes said...

I read The end of Mr Y recently too. It was ok. I think I enjoyed it, but I found it strangely dissatisfying. I couldn't really relate to the main character - not that I need to in books that I read, but I found her a bit annoying. Glad I wasn't the only one!

Alison Boon said...

Maybe not quite George Clooney but possibly his lookalike Kitty. Is it the new Marian Keyes?
I agree with you Tea and cakes.

raining sheep said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Never read Mr Y and now I am intrigued. Could not help but notice the Kite Runner title...I loved that book...recently saw the movie and as is often the case, did not like it as much as the book.