Monday, October 2, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I've been away on vacation in Florida visiting family. And I did so some reading while I was gone. I finished The Golem and the Jinni before I left and read Anais Barbeau-Lavalette's intense Suzanne, a novel about her grandmother, while I was away.

I started Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward, about a family on a journey to pick up the father of the family from jail in Mississippi. It's a tough read but rewarding so far.

Still working on Made for Love, by Alissa Nutting, which just keeps getting better and better. I really think you should read it. It is a strange psychosexual drama/black comedy about a woman fleeing a tech billionaire and a man sexually attracted to dolphins. And it has science fictional elements to do with the intrusion of technology into our lives in the most intimate of ways. So yeah.

I also bought and started The Golden House, by Salman Rushdie. I had some fun exploring Palm Beach's bookstores and picked this up at the aptly named Palm Beach Bookstore after a simply delightful chat with the owner. It's a little shaky for me so far honestly and it doesn't help that Rushdie's narrator thinks Metropolis of Superman fame is NYC when that is a deeply controversial view in the comic book world and unsupported by current continuity and original intent. I don't know if it's the narrator's mistake or Rushdie's, but it does take me out of the story a little.

Finally I'm enjoying Whitney Cummings's memoir I'm Fine...And Other Lies, which I expect to finish by tomorrow or Wednesday.

And that's it for me for right now. What are you reading?

1 comment:

Mystica said...

Lovely mix of reads and genres here. Enjoy them all and have a good week.