Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Some books I've read 27

Shout! by Philip Norman
I was pleasantly surprised by this book , as I had read some negative  reviews. It's pretty fair to all members - even Paul McCartney, I'd say. I skipped the first 100 pages, as I felt I didn't need to read about all of their childhood a second time.

Hellboy in Hell: The Death Card by Mike Mignola
I must confess I've  lost a bit of interest in the story, not quite sure who all the characters are, and Hellboy is dead, so what are the stakes, but this is the final book in the series, and Mignola's minimalistic drawings are as elegant as ever.

Some Rain Must Fall by Karl Ove Knausgaard
The Bergen years. Over 600 pages, but there's something compelling about it. Knausgaard trying to find his way in life as a young man and his voice as a writer,  it's something I could relate to. Didn't drink as much, though.

A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Another brick. It's a bit slow in the beginning, and after about a 100 pages I was about to give up on the book, but then it finally took off. Some touching parts, some annoying, as when he goes into his highfalutin essay voice. Will I read Boyhood Island as well? I guess I will.

Gun, With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem
Philip K. Dick meets Raymond Chandler, but avoiding just being a pastiche. Those final chapters have not become less relevant. Probably my favourite book of Lethem so far, next to Motherless Brooklyn.

As She Climbed Across the Table by Jonathan Lethem
The story of a man and a woman and the hole of nothing between them.  So, sure, it's a pretty clever book, it's Lethem after all, but also a bit hard to get into. Anyway... Amnesia Moon next.

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