Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sebastian Faulks

I am  reading ' Human Traces' at the moment  and had planned to review this title to tie in with Sebastian Faulks Birthday. He was born April 20th 1953.  
Happy Birthday Sebastian
However I do not seem to be reading as much as normal at the moment and it remains unfinished.  Although I am sure that will change when it becomes warmer. Then I will have an excuse to sit and read for awhile after lunch and not just at night before turning the light out.
So instead today I have posted links from the authors website of the other titles I have read so far by him, all of which I read before starting to write my own reviews. I have also listed the titles I want to read.
Just click on the book titles below to take you to the website for more information.
Sebastian Faulks

A Week In December       On My Wishlist.

Engleby                           On My TBR shelf.

Human Traces                  Reading now.

On Green Dolphin Street 
Charlotte Gray                My favourite

A Fool’s Alphabet
Finally one must mention   Devil May Care  of which I had this to say at Bookcrossing.
A quick fun read for fans of James Bond. Set back in the late sixties during the cold war we are treated to all the elements of an exciting Bond story, exotic locations, incredible stunts and a sinister villain of course not forgetting a beautiful heroine. This time the heroine is Scarlett who turns out to be not quite what Bond had expected!
Sebastian Faulks is an author whose novels I have always enjoyed reading. As for the character James Bond as created by Ian Fleming I have always watched the films, but I have never read any of the stories before now.
‘Devil May Care’ is another typical adventure for James Bond although having not read any of Flemings work I am unable to compare the writing style. I prefer Bond on the big screen rather than in print and I hope that Sebastian Faulks regarded this Bond novel as a one off venture. He wrote it to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Ian Fleming on 28th May 1908. It is an exciting new adventure for James Bond and an honour to his originator Ian Fleming but let’s hope that it is now left at that and Sebastian Faulks can return to his more literary writing.

I have added some more links below if you want to find out more about this author and his writing.

SEBASTIAN FAULKS was born in 1953. After graduating from Cambridge he became a journalist, and was the first literary editor of the Independent. In 1995 he was Author of the Year at the British Book Awards and in 2003 Birdsong was voted number 13 in the BBC’s Big Read list of the nation’s favourite books. He lives with his wife and three children in London.

Sebastian Faulks Wikipedia Info.
Lovereading - Sebastian Faulks


  1. I'm currently reading A Week In December. This the first book by him I have read. I'm enjoying it but finding it's taking me a little longer to get through than most books. I think that's a good thing though.

    Found you through the blog hop, great blog!

  2. Thankyou so much for hopping by and commenting. I have now posted my review on 'Human Traces' if you are interested.


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