Monday, September 22, 2008

The End of Alice, by A.M. Holmes

The End of Alice tells the story of a convicted child molester/murder in prison for life, retelling the story of his victim (Alice) and also telling the story of an admirer who is writing to him in jail.  I was hoping for more out of this one, the book sounded like it might be very disturbing but in the end I found it mostly boring.  Certainly there are disturbing things happen, but for the most part this wasn't a book for me.
Up next is a book my mom sent me titled The Art of Dancing in the Rain.  This one is narrated by a dog, only a couple pages in but I suspect I'll like it, even though it starts with the dog about to be put down.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Blindness, by José Saramago

Very enjoyable book, if a book about (possibly) the end of the world and all that goes with it can be considered enjoyable. I'd never read any Saramago before, but will be sure to pick up some of his other books in the future.

I love this kind of apocalyptic books, I don't know what it is but there is something so entertaining to me about these types of stories. Disturbing at times, moving at others, but mostly I just wanted to keep reading to see what would happen.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

What's The Worst That Could Happen, by Donald Westlake

I'm falling behind on these updates, so this one will be brief. This was a perfectly good beach read. As I mentioned before, this is a Dortmunder book of which I've only read one other. Good fun book, I'll probably read others in this series in the future.