I did it, I finally finished Flood of Fire last week- just a day after I predicted it would take me another week and change. My secret? The New York subway and my weekly trip to Brooklyn. Hooray!
So now I'm on to two new books, both of which I'm loving.
I started Kim Leine's The Prophets of Eternal Fjord last week but I've made great progress into this stunner of a novel. It started out slow but for a book that's pretty heavy on exposition it is very absorbing and immersive. I love rich historical fiction I can just get lost in. The novel jumps around in time and is about a missionary who comes to Greenland in the 1700s and finds a strange cult has taken hold.
On the shorter side I'm reading Patrick Modiano's So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood, a brief suspenser about a man revisiting childhood memories after losing his address book. It's intriguing and fascinating, with beautiful writing and an intense mood.
And I finally started a new nonfiction book for my reading at the gym, Jonny Steinberg's A Man of Good Hope. This book is the biography of Asad, an African man who lives in South Africa as the book opens but whose story has been shaped by the wars and chaos of his continent since before he was born. Steinberg is a journalist and has written a fascinating, page-turning account of Asad's life-until-now. I'm actually going to the gym more so I have more time to read it!
Posting will be light between now and the end of the year but I'll have my statistical roundup soon and one or two new reviews. Have a great week and tell me what you're reading in the comments.