Last week was a busy reading week for me. I finished Apocalypse Baby in holding on a sitcom set; it was really good for a sort of trashy summer read. It had a literally explosive ending that I found truly shocking though.
After finishing Apocalypse Baby I started Niccolo Ammaniti's Let the Games Begin, a satire about consumerism and modern life, about an outlandish party and a plot to murder a pop singer. I'm kind of loving it. Ammaniti is a terrific writer; I read his Me and You a couple of years ago; it was beautiful and bittersweet and while Let the Games is really different, it's very strong.
I'm still reading The Barbary Coast and it's a fun read about miscreants and shenanigans in early San Francisco.