Monday, December 6, 2010

It's Monday- What Are You Reading?

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

I'm reading David Grossman's engrossing To The End of The Land. It's about an Israeli woman, Ora, whose son Ofer has just left for a voluntary military callup. He's just been released from military service when the emergency callup happens and the two were about to take a trip together; she decides to take the trip anyway, first by herself and then accompanied by her former lover, Avram, whose unhappy life is the result of a gamble he made with her and Ilan, their friend and Ora's now ex-husband. I'm only at the very beginning but I'm really loving this book. I'm a big fan of Grossman's from his wonderful novel Someone to Run With; this book is much more overtly political and was dedicated to his son Uri, who was killed in the IDF. Grossman is well-known as an anti-war activist and this novel is meant to reflect that. So far it's fantastic and I can't wait to read more. This book is the reason I haven't posted any Top 10 lists yet because I have a feeling it's going to be right up there.

You can see an interview with Grossman on America Abroad Media here.

What are you reading?