Carry On – Rainbow Rowell

I finished this book just hours ago. I bought Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On the day after I finished Eleanor & Park, over a year ago. I fell in love with Eleanor & Park, and something about it made me not want to read anything else, for fear of losing the magic I had found in that book. Since, I have read only two books (High Rise by JG Ballard, and The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins by John Pearson) and have not been particularly hooked by either. Less than a week ago Rowell tweeted the cover of the paperback edition of Carry On, due for release May 2017.

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The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

When I was young I was rarely given books by my father, when I was they were often about history and mostly about wars and planes, that’s why Jonathan Livingston Seagull is one I will always remember. As it says on the ‘tin’, its about a seagull, and Jonathan is sick of living the boring life his seagull eyes show him and he strives for self perfection. Jonathan is a symbol of the reader.

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