The number one rule for writers is to write what you know. Douglas Stuart knows exactly what he is writing about and it’s amazing he escaped his childhood. Set in the 1980’s Glasgow Scotland recession, Shuggie Bain is a young boy who tries to navigate life with an alcoholic mother who is both destructive and self-destructive.
Far and away my favorite of the five Ivan Doig novels I’ve read. If you enjoy expansive, well-written stories of the American West, this trilogy, and especially this novel is a great place to dive in.
Continuing with my summer fun reading, I finished Right Ho, Jeeves, which I’ve read at least 6 times over the years. It’s hilarious
I wanted something light and funny so I reread “Thank You , Jeeves” by P.G. Wodehouse.
The Girl With Seven Names: Escape from North KoreaAuthor: Hyeonseo Lee with David JohnPublished: 2015Type: BiographyFinished: July 27, 2020 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon I know it’s a cliché to say “it’s too unrealistic to be fiction”; and yet it is a true story. Just before turning 18 and becoming an adult in North Korea,… Continue reading Reading: The Girl With Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee