Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Snippet

I'm really not sure what to make of Barbara Erskine's 'Time's Legacy'. Like the main character of the story, I can't quite decide who she is (she is a priest, but has done a History degree and dabbled as a journalist!?) and as a reader, what sort of book this is supposed to be, as it has so many themes running through it..

The funny thing about this, is that even though I would normally have put this type of book down by now, I'm finding this fascinating. This may turn out to be complete drivel, but I'm curious to know how this is going to pan out. Have you ever read a book that was muddled in its writing, but for some reason, wanted to find out the outcome?

Here's a 'snippet':

Page 203- ' Aware of Ben's scrutiny, Kier lifted his hand restlessly and brushed his hair back from his forehead. Then he sat forward in the chair, his elbows on his knees. 'I expect you have been given some kind of garbled fabrication of what happened between Abi and myself?'

'Time's Legacy' by Barbara Erskine

Whatever you're up to, enjoy the weekend. I'm off out for dinner this afternoon, I'm glad the weather is warming up. There is nothing worse that making my way to the restaurant and it's cold and raining.

Happy Sunday!


  1. I'm intrigued to see what your final thoughts are on this one. Everyone talks about Barbara Erskine but I'm never really drawn in by the covers/reviews...I have one sitting on my shelf collecting dust..

  2. Thanks for your comment Relish! To be honest I had never heard of Barbara Erskine until being lent this book. I will post my thoughts on this when I have finished.

  3. I was not taken with the themes either. Somehow, there is both too much and too little. I will not be looking out for her work in the future.

    Isn't it odd how one can 'gel' with the style of one author whilst another leaves you cold??