Target end date: last week of July
I'm starting it tonight, look forward to sharing with you
I propose SciFi next. I'm still in my singularity/scifi mode from 99 days ago: http://hubski.com/pub?id=27349
I took b_b's advice and read The Man in the High Castle. Something along those lines.
I remember enjoyed mainly the geopolitics of the book.
I just couldn't get into it. There was a great amount of focus on the Victorian England setting and, to be honest, I started to get tired of it - that and the plot just didn't seem to be moving anywhere. But I can't speak much about it because I only read about a quarter of the book.
Sorry! I'll read the next one even if I don't like it.
After reading it, I was a bit surprised that it was a Booker finalist (as I have partly eluded to before)---it wasn't great by any stretch of the imagination, but it wasn't bad either. I read the other book I proposed---In a Strange Room, which was better and would have offered more to discuss. Oh well!
Did you like American Gods?
I still haven't finished it (not putting aside enough time for fiction lately) but I really like it so far. I like the feel of having a totally normal guy in the normal world but with supernatural beings and strange events happening around him - it kind of reminds me of some of Haruki Murakami's writing.
Pity. I was making some annotations. I made a little dramatis personae, and a few connections with other works -- anyone think of the The Tyger poem when Jaffy mentioned his encounter with the feline beast?
FWIW, I'm reading Dracula now. I found a dramatic reading of it on LibriVox.
Happy reading and thanks again for doing this kuli.
I hope everyone has or is enjoying the book. I know JakobVirgil finished it and liked it, anyone else any thoughts???
I enjoyed it quite a bit too, it was just what I anticipated---a good summer adventure. Look forward to hearing what everyone else thinks.