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Dark Puss

I remember, a long, long, time ago reading John Prebble's book on the Glencoe massacre. Perhaps I should now read this one 35 years later. Reading your review I wondered who the critic Leslie was; re-reading I assume it is one of the characters in the story - Charles Leslie. Sometimes I can be fairly obtuse ...

A Bookish Space

I have read so many positive reviews about this book - I am going to keep my eye out for it now :)

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I am so glad that you enjoyed this because I absolutely loved it and it is definitely on my list of reads of the year.
I had read both of Susan Fletcher's other books and enjoyed both, although Oystercatchers took me longer to get into than Eve Green, but I have to confess that I was a bit wary of Corrag because it sounded so different from the others.
About three pages in and I was hooked by the beauty of the writing and by Corrag herself and yes, by the stillness at its heart which is so unusual, so much so that I both didn't want it to end but desperately wanted to know what would happen.
Quite brilliant - as is your review which I hope makes vast numbers of people rush out and get this book as Susan Fletcher deserves it!


Liz, I'm dithering over what to read next because Corrag is such a hard act to follow. It's gone straight on my books of the year list.


I know what you mean - it's very hard to follow and I can't really remember what I read immediately after but suspect that it was very different.
If it's any help, I have recently very much enjoyed Katherine McMahon's The Crimson Rooms and am currently reading The Guards by Ken Bruen - a crime novel with a private eye lead character which is set in Galway and very good if you like writers like George Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane (the blurb also says he is Ireland's answer to Ian Rankin).
Two other books that left me stunned last year were Jude Morgan's A Taste of Sorrow and Karen Maitland's The Owl Killers and I mustn't forget Sarah Dunant's Sacred Hearts.
Hope you find something soon.


More great recommendations there! In the end I picked up Patricia Duncker's The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge and I'm really enjoying it - nothing like Corrag, of course.


Ooh good I'm glad you are enjoying the Patricia Duncker as it is in a pile of requests waiting for me at the library!

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