I saw A Feast for Crows in a book shop the other day and even though all the loose ends will piss me off (note to Martin: get an editor, you’ve been essentially rewriting a finished text for the last five years), I gave in and purchased it. I also remembered I ought to make an rpgc book thread.
Right now I’m reading The Comedians by Graham Greene. I like Greene because he can be both light reading and have robust characters. So far there’s his typical premise of characters stranded in what we’d now call a failed state (it’s set in Haiti during the reign of Papa Doc Chevalier), though their intentions for doing so have not been revealed yet. I’m just 30 pages in, so we’ll see how that goes.
The last book I read were The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. I understand it received significant publicity in the States, so you may be familiar with it. It’s the story of a family, told in turn by the perspective by each of its three adult children and parents. At times it goes into “crazy hijinks” territory like a man accepting the offer of the separated husband of his ex to come with him to Lithuania and serve as spinster/PR fraud guy, but it also explores some interesting subjects (money,creeping age, familial relations of all kinds etc.) and is easily readable. I liked it.
What are you reading/have read lately?