Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:05 AM
The last book I read: Elling by Ingvar Ambjornsen. I loved it.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:22 PM
I don't know. Just something good. Haha. Yeah that is broad too. Idk, its just that I've spent most of my time reading trade mags. I'd like to fall in love with a story again, just don't know where to start.
One of my faves!
Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:16 AM
The Cure, on the other hand, was a major disappointment. It's rare that I just can't connect with characters, especially when so much is happening to them, but that's what happened when I read this book.
The last book I finished was John Wray's Low Boy. It's about a paranoid schizophrenic 16-year-old boy who goes off his meds and sneaks away on the NYC subway. In many ways, it's quite good, but the side of the story about his mother is unsatisfying, and as a result the ending isn't what it could have been. Still, it's a quick and entertaining read, sometimes sad and sometimes disturbing, with a healthy dose of suspense.
Now I'm reading Maugham's The Painted Veil. I'm enjoying it--Maugham has never let me down--but the racism, which may have been considered the norm when this was written, is distracting.
Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:18 AM