Monday, November 18, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Well I think this is the first time in a while I managed not to write a single review in a week's time. Oh well. I'll try to do better!

As far as reading, I finished Jane A Long Way From Verona this week. It was her debut novel back in 1971 but it's just out from Europa, capitalizing on the success of her Old Filth trilogy. It's geared more towards younger readers but it was enjoyable. Europa Editions is giving away a copy on the Europa Challenge blog; I encourage you to check it out there.

This week I'm reading Osama, by Lavie Tidhar, a science fiction alternative history about a detective attempting to find the author of a series of pulp novels about a fictional character called Osama bin Laden. It's really good if a little slow moving. I'm hoping to finish it this week then I can tell you more.
I also started Ekaterina Sedia's book The Alchemy of Stone, about a robot alchemist with a dilemma. I really loved her The Secret History of Moscow and have been meaning to read more of her stuff for a while.

And I'm still working on The Goldfinch, and still enjoying it. What can I say, it's a long book.

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Sandy Nawrot said...

Your reads are ones that make me go "hmmm". But then again you rarely read books that are on the well-traveled path! Haha! I'm still trying to track down an audio version of The Goldfinch.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

It took me a while to read Goldfinch as well, but I loved every minute of it. enjoy

Mystica said...

I did not enjoy the first Donna Tartt book I read but I'd certainly like to give The Goldfinch a go.