Friday, June 23, 2017
The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories
I love Penelope Lively; I haven't read all of her books yet and don't plan to immediately. It's like keeping chocolate in the freezer - I'm comforted to know they are still there, waiting for me to enjoy. But this newest, a short story collection, I couldn't resist, and if these were less intense than previous material, that is still perfectly fine.
I liked "Lorna and Tom," a downright spooky story, and "The Third Wife," which is both chilling and comical. Bad marriages, dysfunctional relationships, humor and decency. Good stuff as always.