I have just finished The People on Privilege Hill, number 8223. When I
started it, I didn't realise it was a book of short stories, so I got
confused when Chapter 2 had totally different characters to Chaper 1.
(Yes - the reader is the author, and she calls each story a Chapter.) I
thought Chapter 3 might bring them together, but by the end of it, it
dawned on me that each chapter was a separate short story.
Once I had got that, I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
The one I finished yesterday was The Snow Child - it has gone back so I
don't have the number. It takes as its start the story of the Snow
Maiden, a folk tale about a snow girl who became human until she
melted. But it is actually about a couple of families in Alaska. It is
an interesting book - worth reading.
What are people reading at the moment?