Sunday, 25 January 2015
GoodRead - The Collectors
In the world of His Dark Materials (but not set in Lyra's world) and set around 50 odd years prior to the events of the His Dark Materials, it follows Horley and Grinstead who, in the Senior Common Room in an Oxford college one dark winter night. They talk about two pieces of art, both of which seem to be connected in mysterious ways.
Now, this is my first listen so this is my instant reaction. But I get the feeling that this might multiply listens.
But, if I am honest with you, I felt like I had read this before. It has the feel of The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill (my review for that book is here), and while it touches briefly on the worlds of His Dark Materials, it isn't important to have read the series.
I think I am a tad let down because I thought this would give us a greater insight over Mrs Coulter but it was only brushed upon.
While it was a nice story (I love Bill Nighty narrating the story), but I do feel like I have read it before with The Man In The Picture.
But like I said, this will need a few relistens. I shall come back to you on this one, I think...