Friday, October 14, 2011
It's been awhile since I've made a book post, hasn't it? Here's what I've been reading recently:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A story told from the perspective of an autistic savant boy, mostly about the mysteries and adventures in his daily life. I found it a good read from an interesting perspective.
Our Tragic Universe: A story about a writer which gets a bit meta from time to time, but has just the right touch of magic to keep me interested. I found that I kept coming up with plots that would help the main character solve her problems. Interestingly, there were two anecdotes in this book that also appeared in the previous book, even though the two are completely unrelated. One was The Cottingley Fairies, and the other was the joke about the economist, the logician, and the mathematician on a train who see a cow and derive various conclusions based upon what they see.
Anna Karenina: This was referenced several times in Our Tragic Universe, and piqued my interest, so I checked it out. I'd never read anything from Tolstoy before and I *think* I enjoyed it, though it did have sort of a depressing portrayal of how jealousy in relationships destroy people.
I'm looking for more books to read, so send suggestions my way!