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What I'm reading:

  • Chris Adrian: The Children's Hospital

    Chris Adrian: The Children's Hospital

  • Michael Cunningham: A Home at the End of the World

    Michael Cunningham: A Home at the End of the World
    Loved this. Simply a beautiful story, authentic characters, those people you miss when a book is done. (*****)

  • Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go (Vintage International)

    Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go (Vintage International)
    I couldn't put this down, but I was more absorbed in the plot than the writing, if that makes sense. It felt detatched, and I know it was supposed to, but I felt like I stopped short of feeling as much for it as I'd like to. Still, it was engrossing and a beautiful story. (****)

  • Michael Cunningham: Specimen Days

    Michael Cunningham: Specimen Days
    Wow wow wow. I've had this one on my shelf for a while, because while I enjoyed The Hours I didn't *love* it madly, and because it was one of those books with a discription that, while intriguing, was hard to match with a reading mood. As described by The Guardian as "By far the best gothic historical sci-fi cop thriller you'll ever read," it just didn't fit neatly into one of my "I'm in the mood for ____" categories. But I finally picked it up. And devoured it. And am still digesting it. Amazing, amazing, amazing. (*****)

  • Jonathan Safran Foer: Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel

    Jonathan Safran Foer: Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel
    (*****)

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