Week 8 Results of Hi Ho Books Away!

by The Lone Ranger

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Straight in at number 2 !
Time: 11 mins 46 secs

Return with me now to the thrilling day of Tuesday ...

Low tech today after last weeks filming. Cloud Atlas is a brick. I wonder if size matters? (Books that is.)
I drop the book off and retreat to a nearby wall.
Straight away a man walks up and pokes the book with the tip of his umbrella. Does he mistake it for a rattler? He flips back the cover with the umbrella then strides off like Dick Van Dyke.

11mins 46 seconds later ...

A woman walks up. She looks around and picks up the book. She is well equipped for the job: a black bag swings at her side. Swag must be written in black. I like black. She stands looking around, then flips through the book. Another look to check the coast is clear and she's off, David Mitchell tucked under her arm.

The Lone Ranger Getting the Nation Reading!

For last weeks account click here.

Next week: Engleby by Sebastian Faulks


Rufus said...

Dick Van Dyke as the chimneysweep in Mary Poppins, or Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie on the DVD Show? Or some other Dick Van Dyke?

If you need a copy of Engleby for next week, you can have mine. Not one I'll be re-reading.

Brigid said...

Maybe Dick Van Dick from Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang.

The Lone Ranger said...

Rufus & Brigid:

"But, cream of the crop, tip of the top, it's Mary Poppins"

Rufus again:

Haven't read any of these books Mike gives me ( Don't tell him, but his taste is a bit boring!) so ... don't you like Engleby then?

Rufus said...

I found Engleby relatively entertaining, and Faulks is a solid writer, but there was not much passion to it. The story is a portrait of a social misfit who may or may not be psychopathic, but ultimately the mystery was just not all that interesting.

Maybe I should try Faulk's Bond. James Bond.