Saturday, May 26, 2007

Read any good books lately?

An illustration by Alexander Blue from the San Francisco Chronicle


Blogger Argus Lou said...

'Lullaby' by Chuck Palahniuk (tragicomic novel of litigious and power-hungry American life) and 'Unleashed: Poems by Writers' Dogs' (co-edited by Amy Hempel).

Saturday, June 02, 2007 3:12:00 PM  
Blogger Argus Lou said...

Hi, Eric. I'm halfway through 'The Kite Runner' which I've borrowed from the town library. It's a simply, beautifully written novel, but I find the protagonist doing too many mean, cowardly and dishonest things, and therefore becomes less likely for me to root for.

Thursday, June 07, 2007 1:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am at the moment deeply engrossed in Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007).

Thursday, June 07, 2007 4:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just finished reading Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach (2007). I thought it was a good read. You can read it practically in one sitting. I wish more writers would write novellas; novellas are not too long and not too short either. They are perfect for people short on reading time. Next book on my reading list is another novella: Irène Némirovsky's David Golder (2007), a novella translated from the French, David Golder (1929), by Sandra Smith.

Thursday, June 07, 2007 5:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last good book i read is 'The Blue Afternoon' by William Boyd. I found his depiction of 19th century Manila beautiful and his writing has a movie style of flow to it which makes it difficult to stop reading and is akin to watching a movie instead of reading a book. Always wanted to read his stuff. Bought 'Restless' as well recently.

Sunday, June 10, 2007 9:41:00 PM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

The Blue Afternoon was first published in 1993 and it won the 1993 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award and the 1995 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. I think this is one of William Boyd's best books. He is quite a consistently good writer.

Sunday, June 10, 2007 9:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am reading Christopher Hitchens's God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (2007) at the moment. I obtained a copy from MPH Bangsar Village II. I am enjoying it tremendously.

Monday, June 11, 2007 1:54:00 AM  

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