Monday, March 4, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Another Monday, another update. Last week I finished The Dinner by Herman Koch, a very disturbing book that I'm going to find difficult to review. I will review it, though. This year has so far been filled with a lot of books I'm having trouble digging up the willpower to review, but this one is a challenge not because it's boring but because it's just so... unsettling.

I started reading Ten White Geese, by Gerbrand Bakker this weekend. If you read Therese Bohman's Drowned you will feel like you are in familiar territory. It's a moody, slow-moving character study of a woman who's hiding from her husband after having an affair. I like it so far but I want something to happen soon!

My bedside book is still Role Models, by John Waters. I'm still loving it. I'm also dipping into Half Empty, by David Rakoff.  His essays are intelligent and funny. I heard him on NPR shortly after he died, and remembered thinking, "where have you been all my life?" So that's why I'm reading his book now.

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Mystica said...

I must read more about Half Empty. Sounds very interesting.

ImageNations said...

Last week I completed Kofi Annan's memoir Interventions - A Life in Peace and War.

Currently reading War and Peace by Tolstoy.

bermudaonion said...

I'll be watching for your review of Ten White Geese - it sounds like the plot might be too slow for me.

Zibilee said...

Now you've got me interested in what so disturbed you in The Dinner, and I am eagerly awaiting your review!

I am listening to Little Women, for the first time, if you can believe it! I am also reading The Orchardist.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Can't wait to read your thoughts on Ten White Geese. I liked the writing, but definitely lacking in the action category:)

I'm curious about The Dinner as I have that one to read as well.