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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Recently read...

The Night Watch, by Sarah Waters
This is by the same author as Fingersmith, only this time she's moved to modern times. Set after and then during WWII, The Night Watch focuses on four Londoners (two lesbians, a woman having an affair with a married man (who incidentally, is a total jerk) and her brother, trying to adapt to life out of prison). The book actually goes backwards...it starts in 1947, moves to 1944, then ends at the beginning, in 1941. By the end of the book you understand how they all got to where they're at, but you're still left with questions about where they're going. How's that for convoluted? Although beautifully written and interconnected, I still didn't like the unfinished questions.

Ten Little Indians, by Sherman Alexie
A book of short stories, mostly about Spokane Indians in the modern world. A quick read, an even quicker synopsis.

1 comment(s):

MackAttack said...

Jillo! Hi! I'm home now. We made great time and got home at 2:30pm with three stops!! (Lunch, CSU Fullerton and a gas station). No traffic at all... it was amazing! I'm glad we had a better time than you had with your books! :) Mack

In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. ~S.I. Hayakawa

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
~St. Augustine

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
~Mark Twain

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