With apologies to the late James W. Best for appropriating his image (from his 1935 Forest Life in India)

Sunday, 21 April 2013

So Many Books, So Little Time

Every day, the list of books one would like to read grows longer. The latest addition to my own such list is Megan Shephard's The Madman's Daughter  (just published by Harper Voyager), the madman in question being H.G. Wells's Doctor Moreau. The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896) is Wells's masterpiece, and stands alongside Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) and Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897). If you haven't read any of them, do – ditto Moreau's Other Island (1980), Frankenstein Unbound (1973) and Dracula Unbound (1991), all by Brian Aldiss. Then read The Madman's Daughter and report back, because at the rate my list is growing I won't live long enough to read it myself.