Starting 1st September, Double read-along began with The Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier and The End of Mr. Y.
The two is as different as heaven and earth with different genre; one classic, one contemporary; different settings, one gothic, another exists both in the contemporary world and the world of minds but both contains an element of mysteries.
It took me quicker to finish the Frenchman’s Creek than The End of Mr. Y and based on my reviews you will know where my preference lies.
Time certainly flies, the reviews are due to be published today, Sunday the 18th September and as I collate them I will keep adding on to the list.
- JoV’s Frenchman’s Creek review
- Diane@Bibliophile by the Sea’s review: As with DuMaurier’s previous novels, this one is also very atmospheric. Both the weather and descriptiveness of place drew me in big time. There are so many beautiful passages about nature, adventure and love. At first I didn’t care for Lady Dona as she seemed like a spoiled-society brat, but then suddenly I began to admire her boldness. Hop over to Diane’s blog and read the full post!
- Bina@Ifyoucanreadthis’ review : So this novel is quite fantastic if you enjoy romances and swashbuckling fun, but even if you tend to avoid books like that, make an exception for Frenchman’s Creek.
- JoV’s The End of Mr. Y review
- Judith@Leeswammes’ review : In the end, I did enjoy reading the book and when I closed it I was satisfied that I’d read a good book. But I was very different from what I expected. Hop over to Judith’s blog and read the full post!
- Vishy’s review: I discovered this aspect of Thomas’ writing while reading ‘PopCo’ where Thomas takes the reader into mathematics and cryptography, and in ‘The End of Mr.Y’, Thomas goes even further and covers a wide range of subjects. I think that is a wonderful strength of the book. However, if one is not used to reading about a lot of science or philosophy in a novel, this might put off some readers. It worked for me wonderfully though.