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30 Day Book Challenge – day 30: An author I’ll read whatever they put out

Another challenge I have difficulty meeting. I can’t think of anyone whose work I must read: I don’t wait anxiously for the next whatever.

Having said that, a newly come to light Blandings or Jeeves by P G Wodehouse would have me waiting, with interest if not anxiety. But this is fantasy, I don’t think he left any hidden manuscripts for anyone to discover.

I must have read most of Agatha Christie’s output except her six books written as Mary Westmacott – and they are on my ‘to read one day’ list. Not that she’s the greatest writer, but her stories are clever and her writing style very smooth and easy to read.

In the days when a lot of my reading was science fiction I picked up Isaac Asimov and Arthur C Clarke big time. Later I enjoyed Brian Stableford’s books and read quite a few, but according to Wikipedia he has written around 70 novels and I certainly haven’t seen anything like all of them, and don’t think I ever will. Now I read much less in the genre and have rather lost track of who’s who and what they’re writing.

Jeeves cover art

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I choose books by subject rather than author. When garnering books, either from a shop or library, I use the back-blurb as a guide.

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3 thoughts on “30 Day Book Challenge – day 30: An author I’ll read whatever they put out

  1. Yes, back-cover blurbs are a great help when deciding on a book.

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