I am going to make an effort to start reading novels again. I lapsed into poetry and non-fiction last year, and I haven't read many novels at all for months now. I decided to start with a writer I have been reading for decades - Pat Barker. I picked up Double Vision in the University bookshop. So far it reads like an Aga Saga, which is desperately disappointing. However, I will persist, I've got to get back to reading fiction again. I seem to have become overly critical, and everything I read grates on me.