if books are mirrors…

…that reflect the reader, then here is my present face. two books that i devoured in the space of a weekend but which couldn’t be more different from each other. “little bee” is written by chris cleave and recounts the tale of three individuals thrown together by the most frightening of circumstances which in return, binds them in an unwanted intimacy. this intimacy forces each individual to face their role in the meeting and and the impact on their lives. not what i expected but beautifully written and haunting. after such a book, i needed to ease myself back into a different headspace, this time with “the shadow of the wind’ or “la sombra del viento” as it is known it it’s original spanish. written by carlos ruiz zafròn, it’s an artfully written tale of mystery, love and suspense wrapped up in a period epic and is a worldwide bestseller. i was completely taken in and read it in less than 24 hours. it was impossible to put down and even more impossible to explain. forgive the obscurity and scarceness of description but the plot of both these books are better read than synopsized. but you don’t have to take my word for it. just read them for yourself!