I've just finished reading Geraldine Brooks' novel, Caleb's Crossing. It's another absorbing, evocative work (she really is AMAZING) that completely transports the reader into a different time and place. Seventeenth Century Puritan America. But after I consumed the book and spent many days thinking on her characters and her eloquent prose I couldn't read another thing. It felt almost disloyal to pick up another book so quickly. Has anyone else ever experienced this?
Another couple of quick literary recommendations:
- Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
- The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
- Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
- A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz