Saturday, February 22, 2003

read Kelly Gang. now why did i hesitate to read this book for so long? it's excellent. i took only 2 days to read this. i would rate it a 9er!
now gettin to work on John Cheever's short stories. the first i read so far is good. he's got this way of describing things, people, places that i admire. nothing too long-winded or confusing. his choice of words is simple yet very pleasing. i wish i could say more but can't

Thursday, February 20, 2003

took my books in and took another five out.
Finally readin: Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang
Mary-Ann Taylor Hall's Come and go Molly Snow
Stories of JOhn Cheever
JOanne Harris' Blackberry Wine
JOhn Irving's The Fourth Hand (one of my fave authors but doesn't look as interesting as his other books - but then again what could beat The World According To Garp?)

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

alrighty! books due tomoro. luckily i've got almost everything read. yah managed to finish Brothers K. mazing story. that's unfortunately all i can say about it.

also managed to finish Happenstance by Carol Shields. Fell in love with her Stone Diaries ages ago when it was done in my practical criticism class in jc. this novel was vastly different less rich description-wise but also pretty good. less complicated actually.

Monday, February 10, 2003

CR: the Brothers K
i didn't expect it to be that long, and it is pretty long. yet i've managed to stay with it so far, being about halfway through at the moment.
unfortunately, i don't understand some parts of it, those that refer to baseball (and that's a whole lot).

i'm from a non-baseball nation. i've never played it, never seen it bein played. (also cos i don't have cable)
so it's kinda hard to comprehend the obsession that the family has with it.
yet Duncan's writing style, and his compelling characters keeps me going. i love the brothers, how different they all are and yet similar.

i just hope that i can finish it before it's due back at the library! (which is unfortunately pretty soon)