La Nausee wrote:
Just finished The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen.....good read.
I struggled with that one, and it won. Bored me about 200 pages in. I had a similar reaction to A Confederacy of Dunces.
Most recent reads:
Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar. Wonderful. Loved every bit of it.
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. Great story, some really shining moments, but also a little pretentious. Only a little over halfway through, so hopefully it balances out and ends up just being great.
Up Jumped the Devil by Michael Poore. Meh. semi-appropriate last name.
The Marching Dead by Lee Battersby. Fucking woeful. After his highly entertaining The Rat Corpse King this was a complete letdown. Tragic.
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde. Excellent. Kind of an Orwellian satire, seemingly noddish to Douglas Adams.
Lost in A Good Book and The Well of Lost Plots, also by Jasper Fforde, both in the Thursday Next series. IiaGB was awesome, very amusing read. TWoLP was a bit more detail oriented, probably because it sets up so much for the rest of the books. I'll have to continue on, I suppose.