Thursday, January 25, 2007

Reading in January

Finished reading:
Thieflord by Cornelia Funke
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

Still reading:
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
The Good German by Joseph Kanon
Year at the Races by Jane Smiley (started Dec 2006)

Just started:
Death and Judgement by Donna Leon

Twilight took less than two evening reads to get through, a fast paced book, while I end up falling asleep while reading the Good German (could have used a better editor in my view). I dip into Lighthouse on and off to allow her poetic prose to sink in better. Good thing VW writes thin books.
I enjoyed passages of Inheritance of Loss, not as weighty or emotionally draining as A Fine Balance or A Suitable Boy. Indian writers have the best of both worlds: their strong literary history, and the angst of their colonial past which still flavors their contemporary literature.

1 comment:

wysgal said...

That's a WHOLE lot of reading. I'm doing terribly, only finished one book this year. And since I'm going full steam ahead with studying for a financial certification exam, reading for leisure will be put on hold. =)

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