Monday, May 9, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Well I finally finished The Sparrow and thank goodness for that. What started off as a character-rich science fiction with interesting and relevant conversations about the demands of faith, the limits of science and finding your way narrowed in the last 50 pages to something resembling Deliverance in space. With aliens instead of hillbillies and a priest instead of Ned Beatty. So yeah. Kind of glad that's over, not interested in any sequels or supplementary materials. And Brad Pitt, you don't have to make the movie. (I read that he bought the rights around the same time as he got them for World War Z and even bought his friends copies of The Sparrow for Christmas one year. Lucky friends!)

Now I'm a little bit between things. I started Waiting for the Barbarians, by J.M. Coetzee, but that might be too intense for what I need right now. I also started Domnica Radulescu's novel Country of Red Azaleas, a kind of Ferrante-in-the-Balkans coming of age set in the former Yugoslavia. So far so good.

In nonfiction land I'm still reading Chocolate Wars, by Deborah Cadbury, which is good bedside reading- light- and Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart.

What about you? What are you reading today? Are you off to BEA and excited to grab some fall galleys? Which ones?

1 comment:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I have to agree with your thoughts about The Sparrow. I hated the final parts of that book, and I will never read anything else in that series.