I started a new Kate Atkinson book this week: Transcription. Atkinson is an award-winning and bestselling author of ten books, including my all-time favorite, Life After Life and the equally great companion novel, A God in Ruins.
Transcription is the story of a young woman who works for Britain’s secret service during World War II. At eighteen, her job is to transcribe secretly recorded conversations of British Fascist sympathizers. Ten years later, she meets players from her past and faces new dangers.
Atkinson’s books demand careful reading, but the reward of sinking into stories with complex characters and ideas is great. And with Transcription, I’m enjoying learning about a part of World War II history that I didn’t know. I’m looking forward to digging more into this story over the weekend and I get to do it with this beautiful hard cover copy, signed by Atkinson (thanks for the loan, F!).
I highly recommend Life After Life and A God in Ruins. Click below to check out my reviews.
Life After Life
A God in Ruins
What are you reading this weekend?
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4 thoughts on “This weekend’s read: Transcription by Kate Atkinson”
You just reminded me I have to finish Transcription. I started it about a month ago, and got about half way, then I sort of forgot about it. I liked it, but it was slow and other, more exciting novels took over. But I think it’s worth finishing.
True – I’m about 75 pages in and it has taken a lot of concentration to understand what’s going on. I’m hoping it will start to flow for me soon. Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for the review, Barbara! I can’t up with all of the books I’d like to read. 🙂
This looks brilliant Book club Mom! I hope you enjoy it. X
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