Finished reading: The Elephant Vanishes & Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami - short story binge!
Finished reading: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
You all know about this one. Mknd boggling use of language.
Finished reading: Are You My Mother? By Alison Bechdel
I loved Alison’s first book Fun Home and her second book has left my mind buzzing in a different way. Dense and brilliant.
Finished reading - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
I finished this ages ago and neglected to post it.
A long, painful, beautiful, disturbing and haunting journey. Murakami really knows how to burrow down into my subconscious and stay there for weeks after finishing his books.
Finished reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
I finished this book, went to bed and woke up the next morning to find Bradbury has passed away.
Finished reading The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
City of glass
The Locked Room
Three of the best “detective” novels I’ve ever read. These books are still haunting me.
A Maze of Death by Philip K Dick
My first PKD book.
Strange cover completely unrelated to the story.
Finished Reading: King City by Brandon Graham
I already own the original first volume of King City and wanted more after finishing it so this was a must! I adore Graham’s style, his character designs and his complex science fiction city. The cat master is such a good idea/device and the sheer amount of puns had me laughing out loud. As a story the book is flawed and not as engaging as it could be, but in a way that doesn’t matter. The world, the characters and the story itself is such an enjoyable mess and assault on the senses it’s hard not to be pleased by every new page.
Check out Graham’s site. I drop in every now and then just to overload with visual stimulation: http://royalboiler.wordpress.com/
Finished Reading: Marked for Life by Paul Magrs
A strange, difficult, enjoyable and flawed read. Great story, really well written but suffers from the main character being the least interesting of the ensemble and an awkward genre gear shift near the end.
Finished reading: Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami
Took me a little while to get into but by the end I didn’t want it to finish.
I sometimes find it difficult to express how much I enjoyed a book without going into endless details. But seriously, this book is still with me even though I’m halfway through another.