Monday, August 20, 2007

Summer reading

Quarantine by Jim Crace - some lovely descriptive passages but, on the whole, extremely tedious.

True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey - fascinating, if a bit repetitive. (I had it on audiobook - poorly read - probably didn't help.)

House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III - faired better of the 2nd attempt and really enjoyed it, although it wasn't particularly literary.

Towards Zero by Agantha Christie - an interesting one in that it worked backward (or rather, forward) from the planning of the crime towards its execution. Very good.

Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh - heavenly.

Still mightily enjoying Borges' Ficciones, albeit in small doses.

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