robinsonmurielspark39181_f.jpgI told a fib in my last post; The Mandlebaum Gate isn’t the first book in my Muriel Spark project that I hadn’t read before. I completely forgot that I finished Robinson in August 2006 (you can tell that I’ve been rummaging through old stats!), and that was a first-timer too. I didn’t have the same problems with that novel though, which is making me hopeful that this is a wrong frame of mind situation and not the awful prospect of a book by Dame Muriel that I didn’t like!