Thursday, October 05, 2017

Reading matters

How could I not buy Robert Harris's latest book? I even broke with my recent habit of restricting my acquisitions to Kindle titles offered free or priced not above EUR 0.99.

So I spent EUR 12, and I look forward to the kind of storytelling Harris delivers so reliably. I allowed myself this extravagance (after months of circumstances so straitened that I often bought no cigarettes for up to five days on end) as a result of having a decently remunerated work assignment after a summer season during which there was no demand for my services. It's so nice to feel solvent!

The only downside is the danger that reading Munich will affect my writing of the sequel to Chance of Reign. I'm thinking that I should end my own narrative just before Neville Chamberlain arrives in our city.

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