Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Visit from the Goon Squad


A Visit from the Goon Squad won the Pulitzer Prize along with a long list of other prizes. It's about a plethora of people and how their lives are interconnected over many decades. So far the story line goes back and forth in time and I can't figure out exactly where the book is going because it's not sequential. I like books like this; where you aren't sure what's going to happen next. I know I am not going to give a good description of the book, so I am going to let the internet do that for me.

Here is the New York Times book review: nytimes

I did read that book reviewers have argued about whether or not the book is a novel or a collection of short stories. Each of the chapters could be read in any order. So far, I would characterize it as a novel because I think you need to have the previous chapter's information to really understand what's going on or who's who in the next chapter.
Read it and let me know what you think: Novel or collection of short stories? 


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

Hola Biblos--

Just a quick update on my current read. I've decided to read some trashy comedic literature. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler is a compilation of essays written by her. She writes about her life and how ridiculous it is. It's really funny, but in no way good for the brain. Half the time I think she's lying about what she writes, but I just keep reading because its just so damn funny. Read this book if you are into crude and vulgar humor or just need something to read that doesn't require brain power. It might even kill brain cells.


The next book I read will either be The Litigators or A Visit from the Goon Squad. Or does anyone have a good book suggestion??