February 2011

I don't remember when I've gone 4 months without logging. I'm a degenerate. In my defense, I've been crazy busy with kid stuff and with procrastinating. (I had intended to writing 'working' but decided to just be honest for once.) Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell This is a very good novel, but the movie was so out of this world that it almost paled by comparison.

Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada Fantastic, grim grim grim novel about Germany during the war.

The Windup Girl by Palo Bacigaliupi I liked this SF novel. Fun, weird, prescient.

The Best American Essays 2010 by Christopher Hitchens A little heavily weighted toward the Conservative.

The Queen of the Tambourine by Jane Gardam I adore Jane Gardam. Lovely novel.

Forbidden Bodies by Cynthia Ozickn Great writer. Somewhat slight, though only when compared to her other work.

When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom Surely a great therapist and writer of case studies, but as a novelist, somewhat limited.

The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene Far far more than an "entertainment."

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry A little coincidenc-y.

Dr. Neruda's Cure for Evil by Rafael Yglesias I love Rafael, and this novel!

The Alienist by Caleb Carr He is a TERRIBLE writer.

The Road to Wellville by T.C. Boyle I adore this novel.

Riven Rock by T.C. Boyle This is not his best but still he's so good.

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood I love this novel! I only read it because it was a historical, but ended up loving it.

By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham My memory is so appalling that even though I read this book no more than a couple of months ago, I can remember nothing about it. I know there must be more, but I can't figure out where I've put them! Damn it...