Monday, December 31, 2007

Bookslut, November edition... belated.

How did I fail to post this? I just found it in my drafts... oops. Well, December and the eagerly-awaited year-end round-up coming soon.

An easy (for you) month: I only finished five books in November, and I've already blogged about two of them separately. We had:
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. More non-fiction that reads like fiction, my favorite kind. Another one for my Metaphors That Don't SuckTM File: "He had merely fallen face down across the bed, as though sleep were a weapon that had struck him from behind."

  • Burning Bright by John Steinbeck. I love theme-and-variations kinds of stories. This structure of the "Play in Story Form" was an interesting idea but hard to believe in as a new genre. This is a tiny book and yet it gets in deep and quickly, and still manages to keep being surprising. I really liked it.

  • The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley. About this book I've said too much already.

  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.

  • A Year in Van Nuys by Sandra Tsing Loh, also already blogged here.

3 comments:

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moonrat said...

oo, i've wanted to read IN COLD BLOOD for awhile. i've been obsessed with truman capote since i read a book about his life in 1966 right after it was published and he threw a huge party at the Plaza (the book is called PARTY OF THE CENTURY). and then of course the movie CAPOTE was awesome. i've just never read anything actually BY him. perhaps now is the time.

The Trouble With Roy said...

You have some eclectic tastes. I've been thinking about checking out "In Cold Blood." Thanks for the recommendation.