I was introduced to the writings of Brian Moore by a face2face book group member. The novels sat in the TBR mountain for over 12 months before I read a word. I picked Brian Moore for a Reading the Author challenge and after just two novels, I knew my destiny was to become a Brian Moore completist. There are 20 novels and I have to read them all! I am anticipating so much pleasure from this (even though the endings aren’t happy) that I’d like to share the ride.
So here’s the deal – I intend reading one Brian Moore novel per month until I’ve read them all. I would like you to join me. The Moore, the merrier!
You don’t have to read all the novels (particularly as some are no longer in print and won’t be that easy to get hold off) but you may fancy one or two or three or four ….. and, if you’re like me, you may want to opt in to all 20! (They really are that good!)
I’m going to kick this off for real in December 2007. No time limit but I’ll aim to read one Brian Moore per month – not necessarily in chronological sequence, but, for the purposes of this blog, I will start with his debut novel, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne.
Not many have heard of Brian Moore, despite his being Booker shortlisted 3 times! Graham Greene called Moore “his favourite living writer” …. and he’s fast becoming a favourite of mine. Why? Take a peek at my previous reviews.
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