Monthly Favourites – November 2018

It’s once again time to reveal my monthly favourites. I didn’t manage to do half of the things that I had planned for November. However, I still got to read four books (some I liked much more than others), watch a couple of TV shows and listen to some great music.

My favourite book from the ones that I finished last month is Glister by John Burnside. It isn’t an easy book to describe, seeing that it’s a mix of social commentary, atmospheric mystery, magical realism and science fiction. Boys have been going missing from the Innertown for some time. The official line is that they left of their own free will. The only police officer in the town knows the fate of one of the boys, though. The personal story of Leonard, one of the narrators, sheds some light on what has been happening, but it also raises questions that don’t have a clear answer.

The 11th season of Doctor Who continues to deserve a place on my monthly favourites. Although some episodes were just average, I quite enjoyed ‘Demons of the Punjab’ and ‘The Witchfinders’. It was a great opportunity to learn about the history of Pakistan and the partition of India, and it was interesting to see the Doctor realise that people now don’t immediately trust her, because she is a woman. Generally-speaking, I’m liking this season much more than the last one, but I’m missing an overall mystery connecting the episodes, which seem to just be single adventures.

I had planned to go see Bohemian Rhapsody at the cinema last month, but, unfortunately, I didn’t get to for various reasons. I listened to a lot of Queen in November, nevertheless. They have so many fantastic songs! My favourites are ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Innuendo’ and ‘Somebody to Love’.

These are my favourites from last month. Which are yours? Tell me in the comments!


6 thoughts on “Monthly Favourites – November 2018

  1. auroralibrialis says:

    Lovely post! I’ve been meaning to read some John Burnside ever since he was all the rage on Booktube a while ago, Glister sounds intriguing.

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