Friday, August 18, 2006

London today

I'm going to see Reidski for the first time in a fortnight.

It was strange visiting places in Catalonia where I know he went last summer, and reading books there that he had lent me. On the subject of which, has anyone read 'We need to talk about Kevin?' by Lionel Shrivner? I ask this question as I need to know if it is just me who is extraordinarily dumb and did not see the quite glaringly obvious (on reflection) conclusion coming? Anyway, a great book. I also read loads of Lee Child books which are my latest obsession and 'A Homage to Catalonia' which was depressing when you knew how the Civil War was destined to end.

Last year when Reidski went away for three weeks I missed him even though I had never met him. This year when I went away I just missed him. Life takes unexpected turns sometimes doesn't it?

Hope he hasn't gone off me in my absence.

P.S. I don't think he had. We had a really special day.


Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Highly unlikely! Enjoy the reunion and don't bust the bed springs / sink / get caught shagging on the stairs...


Anxious said...

I've read the book and I didn't see it coming either, if it's any consolation!

Very thought provoking book

JoeinVegas said...

The sink?

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Yes I've read "We Need to Talk About Kevin" and I hold my hand up and say I didn't foresee the ending either. I thought it was a well-written and convincing novel. I always felt the narrator was writing to the husband who had divorced her following Kevin's bloodbath. Now I'm reading "Waggy" By John Maffin - all about the Hull City legend Ken Wagstaff - we need to talk about Ken.

Katy Newton said...

I've read it and I don't think I saw it coming, or certainly not in the way it happened, if that makes any sense? Excellent book, but at the same time... ugh.