Tuesday, October 20, 2015

What's New on the Shelf?

I got around to picking up César Aira's latest, Dinner, this weekend. I've read three or four of Aira's novels this year so why not one more?  From the description I'm pretty sure this is about zombies. The last book of his I read, Ghosts, was also about the supernatural, so maybe it's a trend.

I'm making a rare foray into fantasy with The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle, who as it turns out also wrote one of my favorite episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Sarek." Anyway I've become semi-obsessed with this story ever since I saw the movie on Netflix. I vaguely remember seeing the movie as a kid and I just loved the story, about a unicorn looking for more of her kind. It's something I think a lot of people can relate to!

Finally, I bought This Godforsaken Place, by Cinda Gault, on impulse when I was out book-shopping the other day. It's about Canada and a woman's journey through the wilderness. It just appealed to me for some reason. I mean, I definitely can't see anything in common it might have with The Last Unicorn or my general mood these days!

What's new on your shelf?