Tell us about a book you want to tell us about.
SARA: Darcy O’Brien’s novel A WAY OF LIFE, LIKE ANY OTHER is a perfect novel—lean, mean, lapidary, beautifully paced and hilarious. I read it and immediately began to read it again. I wish I had found it years ago.
What book(s) that came out in the last year or two will you definitely pick up and read again at some point in your life?
SARA: Hilary Mantel, BRING UP THE BODIES. Mantel is the tops.
As a Treasure Island authority, can you recommend a short list of bold and stirring adventure novels?
Robert Louis Stevenson, TREASURE ISLAND and KIDNAPPED. But you probably expected me to say that.
William Defoe, ROBINSON CRUSOE
William Golding, LORD OF THE FLIES
Geoffrey Household, ROGUE MALE
Joseph Conrad, HEART OF DARKNESS