Monday, September 5, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I finished The Man Without A Face, Moonstone and Baba Dunja's Last Love last week, so I'm on to a new slate of reads this week.
I am enjoying Virginie Despentes' Apocalypse Baby, a slightly trashy crime novel about a reluctant private eye and her slap-happy sidekick investigating the disappearance of an affluent French teen. It may be more than slightly trashy, but it is very well written and fun.

The Street Kids, by Pier Paolo Pasolini, is likewise rompy in nature, about a group of boys in not-for-tourists early 20th century Rome. It's the city like you seldom see it, with characters you seldom get to know.
Finally my nightstand book is The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld, by Herbert Asbury. Huh, I'm sensing a theme to my current reads.

What are you reading this week? Happy Labor Day to my readers in the US. Grill something, eat pie, enjoy.


Melissa said...

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn and the Thorn Birds by Collen McCullogh. Both of which Ishould have read ages ago but didn't.

Lindsey said...

Apocalypse Baby looks fun. We can't read Shakespeare all the time, right? :)

Thanks a lot for making me think about pie. I guess there could be worse projects to tackle this week!

Mystica said...

All new to me. Enjoy them all and have a good week.