Now Reading: Colm Tóibín – Brooklyn

photo-3I LOVED the last book I read, typical Nicholas Sparks really. At first I thought the book was going to be really predictable, man falls in love with woman, woman already has a boyfriend, she has to make a choice, blah blah blah. Then at the end of a chapter, I turned the page to an insert page which said ‘Part Two’. The story had skipped forward 11 years and she was in a coma. I did NOT expect that to happen and wasn’t sure where the book was going to go. In the end, it was still predictable, but that’s kinda what I like about Nicholas Sparks, the books are so ‘feel-good’ that they are easy and enjoyable to read.

My next book is Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín. I bought it from Amazon for about £2, and apparently it was the winner of the 2009 Costa Novel Award. I’ve never heard of the book before, but it jumped out at me when I was trying to decide what to buy, so I’m glad to finally start reading it.

3 responses to “Now Reading: Colm Tóibín – Brooklyn”

  1. Sounds like a great read. Nicely done.


    1. I have already read this one but watend to let you know that BBC World Book Club recently interviewed Colm Toibin about the book. He offers some great insight into his experience with immigration and how it influenced the novel. Check it out once you are done with the book (in case there are spoilers in there)! Its available on podcast via their website.Looking forward to hearing your thoughts


  2. […] last book that I read (Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín) was one of the best books I have read in a long […]


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