I finished Let the Games Begin, by Niccolo Ammaniti, which was very good. It's definitely a satire though, filled with some pretty awful characters, but it actually works out well in the end.
I decided to read another Ammaniti, The Crossroads, which is better known by the title As God Commands but I have an international edition with the alternate title. It won the Strega Prize, Italy's most prestigious literary award, and it is about a 14 year old growing up in a fractured family whose father asks him to do something life-changing. It's a difficult but so far rewarding read.
Still on The Barbary Coast and I will be for a while. It's slow but fun.
I actually have some posts to share this week- one review and a post about a NYC exhibit which I think will interest a lot of you. Stay tuned!