For a food and books blog, I sure have been slacking on the books…
A sentence and a word.
- The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. A quiet woman loves a chaotic man (who happens to be Ernest Hemmingway). Good.
- Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov. A man is jailed for being too opaque. Trippy.
- The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Women shape Arthurian legend. Epic.
- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. It’s the ’60s and there’s a creepy circus. Okay.
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Gaiman retells The Jungle Book as only Gaiman can. Brilliant.
- White Noise by Don DeLillo. Blah blah blah we all die. Blah.
- Cordelia’s Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold. Blah blah blah cheesy space opera. Blah.
- The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Mowgli make us wonder if anyone really fits in anywhere. Classic.
- Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heilein. A man from Mars starts a new religion. Rambling.
- To the Heart of the Nile by Pat Shipman. One ballsy woman follows her husband into Africa. Interesting.
- Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clark
Going to Read
(Or, at least, I picked them up at the used book store.)
- Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
- You Don’t Have to Be Evil to Work Here, but It Helps by Tom Holt
- Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
Read anything good lately? What are you picking up next?