Friday, May 11, 2007

TBR Review: Waxwings by Jonathan Raban

This book has been on my list forever, it seems. I've never heard of Jonathan Raban before, and can't remember where I got this recommendation. But it's just the kind of book I love, with well-drawn characters, and engaging story and a realistic plot. There's no fairytale endings here, but a twinge of hope and triumph to get you through.

Basically, it's the story of Tom Janeway, a British man living in Seattle with his wife and son. It's a character study, a book where nothing of major importance happens, but you feel like you've been handed a slice of someone's life to look over and dwell in for a time.

He has a new book out, Surveillance, which I just put on my TBR list. It goes to prove that nothing I can do will diminish the list! Anyway, I'm planning on reading more from Jonathan Raban. I loved his style!

5 comments:

Literary Feline said...

I've never heard of Jonathan Raban, but your review has be curious. I enjoy a good character study now and then.

Bookfool said...

I've only recently heard about this book and it's the title that grabbed me. This winter was the first time I've ever seen cedar waxwings. They are stunningly beautiful birds. Do they feature in the book at all?

Lisa said...

The waxwing birds are only in the book in the very last page....

kookiejar said...

Tag, Lisa. You're it. It's a really short, easy one.

kathryn said...

hi there read Soft City by Raban -it is fantastic.
k