I have been a bit poor on the reading front recently. I just haven’t been able to concentrate on reading. So this month I have only managed to read one book:
Any Human Heart by William Boyd
This is a good book. It so written in a diary/journal style with some notes written inbetween by the editor. The book is about the life of Logan Mounstatuart; from his schooldays right through his life. His life spans the major points of the 20th century, such as World War Two, and he also meets and mixes with many celebrities and famous people along the way, such as Picasso and Virginia Woolf.
The book was easy to read, and the chapters weren’t too long so you could easily read a little bit before bed. I am not really sure what I gained from the book; it was very cleverly written and at times you do get wrapped up in Logan’s life, especially through some tragic parts. However, I didn’t feel the book had any particular message, but I guess that could be the point. It made me think about starting to write my diary again,and what people may think if they read mine. The book gives you the human element to historical events, opinions and how people felt at the time.
The book is so well written, I almost believed Logan was real by the end.
I may try some more William Boyd books and see what I think.
Let me know if you’ve read this book, or what books you’ve read this month, and what you think!