Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Books I loved but never wrote reviews for

This prompt from Long and Short Reviews was easier than most, for the simple reason that I almost never put reviews online, so this was primarily about which books I wanted to review but never got round to.

Kiss Me Like a Stranger - Gene Wilder. An interesting autobiography in which Gene Wilder isn't ashamed to make himself look less than perfect from time to time.

The Wilder Life - Wendy McClure. In this McClure details how she spent years travelling round all the Laura Ingalls Wilder sites digging into the history. It's a fascinating tale.

A Private Disgrace - Victoria Lincoln. I was always fascinated by the Lizzie Borden case, and this is an unusual take which suggests Lizzie may have been suffering from temporal lobe epilepsy.

Gavin Maxwell: A Life - Douglas Botting. Probably the first biography I ever read; Botting was close friends with otter expert Gavin Maxwell and brings him to life perfectly.

So what did you like to read?

14 comments:

  1. I thought The Wilder Life was pretty interesting. It's cool that you've read it, too.

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    1. It was a great story and told me a lot about the history.

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  2. I loved Kiss Me Like a Stranger. It was a great book. I'll have to check into the others.

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  3. The Laura Engalls Wilder stuff is just fascinating -- and I say that never having read the original books. A friend of mine was telling me about Prairie Fires (Carolyn Fraser) and the history floating around those events is just fascinating.

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  4. Nice list! These all sound interesting. I'd love to read Kiss Me Like a Stranger and The Wilder Life. I never even heard of these. I'm going to check them out. Thanks for posting!

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  5. I need to get that Gene Wilder biography, I loved him. :)

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  6. I agree with Aymee about Gene Wilder.

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  7. Haven't read any of the books listed. But will have to take a peek at the Gene Wilder book.

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