Saturday, July 29, 2006

Get 'em while they're hot

So what did I read on that waterlogged day at the beach? My own deathly prose...but no, that's revision, not reading--a necessary distinction, actually, or maybe a fraudulent one. I'm not sure.

Here are some I've read over the past month or so, though, all good:

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Digging to America, by Anne Tyler
The Ha-Ha, by Dave King
Author, Author by David Lodge
And yes, I did read Marley&Me. My dog's really not so ill-behaved, after all.

To buy any of these check out Brazos Bookstore and you'll be helping to support an independent, literary bookstore against the big box takeover of small businesses everywhere.

1 comment:

  1. Here are the amazing book choices of one Chas Chesterfield:

    Denis Johnson: Already Dead; Martin Amis: Money;
    Michel Houellebecq: Elementary Particles
    Charles Bukowski: Factotum;
    Thom Jones: The Pugilist at Rest David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas Frederick Exley: A Fan’s Notes Chuck Palaniuk: Stranger than Ficton
    David Foster Wallace: Broom of the System
    Kurt Vonnegut: Cat’s Cradle;Hocus Pocus
    Haruki Murakami: The Wind Up Bird Chronicle
    Norman Rush: Mating;Mortals
    Don Delilo: White Noise

    This is good serious stuff, folks. A literate man, despite the image his blog projects...