I was just looking at a few of my old book posts (yeah, I’m that kind of blogger. embarrassing) and I really didn’t do so well this month. I usually read twice this much. It doesn’t really matter, but it’s just funny. I really was busy, and I thought I might be making it all up:)
This was such a good read. I had never read a book by this author before, and although I guess this novel technically falls within the genre of science fiction I feel it ought to just be called good classic literature. It’s very quiet and melancholy, and yes it has a sort of dark secret you learn as you read but that’s’ not really the point. At the heart of this novel is the relationship between three friends who grow up together. And the setting, their home, nearly becomes a character in itself because of how deeply it shapes all the students who lived there. And it deals with the reality that each of the main characters are sort of destined for a certain fate which they cannot escape. Perhaps we all are. The book also raises a lot of questions with regard to humanity and who we allow into that club. It’s quite fascinating, I was smitten.
Also they are making a movie out it too. So that’s got to prove it’s good, right?
What can I say? I love me some David Sedaris. He is witty and smart and at the same time oh-so unpretentious. This was a much earlier book of his than the last one I read. And I have to be honest and say I prefer his later work, I only like the stories from his life. It’s not that I don’t feel he can write well as a fictional character, but I guess I just like David, so it holds more interest for me. His perspective and view of the world are so funny and have so much truth behind their hilarity that I just adore his stories from his life.
I am, apparently, a very picky fan. Which doesn’t seem fair. But there it is.
What have you been reading this month?