Friday Reads from the Impress Team

Happy Friday Reads to all our book worms out there! Are you stuck for a new read? Find out what the Impress team are reading in their spare time.

Sarah’s reading Spectacles by Sue Perkins

Why? I like Sue, and am a huge fan all the programmes she does (BAKE OFF, amongst others).

What do you like about it so far? It’s hilarious (embarrassing to read in public for fear of guffawing out loud) and fascinating to hear about her life through her perspective – I’m even willing to ignore the glaring mistake at the end of one the chapters!

Sue Perkins

Caroline’s reading Twisted by Lynda La Plante

Why? If you like an easy-to-read crime novel to help you relax after a hard day, then this is the book    for you!

What do you like about it so far? It’s a page turner – I’m halfway through and still none the wiser as to what could have happened to the teenage girl who has disappeared.

Anything you don’t like? The dialogue can be pretty stilted and unrealistic!

Lynda La Plante

Rachel’s reading The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

Why? The Shock of the Fall  has been moving steadily up by reading pile for the last few months as more and more people recommended it to me.

What do you like so far? Anyone who likes a novel that withholds information from the reader and explores the difficult topic of mental health will be captivated by this book.

Nathan Filer

Laura’s reading Familiar by J. Robert Lennon

I love doppelgänger thrillers, weird sub-genre I know, but the film The Double and Daphne Du Maurier’s The Scapegoat really fascinated me. So when I found this book, the story of a woman who wakes up in a slightly distorted version of her life, with a fatter body and better job, I bought it. The suspense and menace as she assumes this new life is irresistible: Will she be rumbled? What’s going on? Is this a parallel universe or a mental breakdown? I love it so far!

FAMILIAR

Davi’s reading Story: Substance, Structure Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee

November is a time traditionally associated with bonfires and fireworks, but more recently it has become a time of
John Lewis adverts and moustache growing. Alongside these new traditions, November has become the National Novel Writing Month. To help prep me for (and help keep me on track with) the mammoth task of writing 50,000 words of a novel in a month, I’ve turned to Robert McKee’s reliable bible on writing stories. Wish me luck!

Robert McKee

Stay tuned for the next installment of Friday Reads with Impress Books!

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