Thursday, December 16, 2010

12-16-10, The Priest, and To The End of The Land

  • The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis
  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  • The Savage City by T.J. English
  • Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe
  • The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
  • After You Believe by N.T. Wright
  • God's Century by Monica Toft
  • Infinite Jest Reader's Guide by Stephen Burn
  • Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
To The End of the Land is off the list, but not because I finished it. I couldn't. I'm not going to say it was poorly written or try to make a case against it. I was bored by it, is all. I was not drawn in for a second. So, I put it down. And don't see picking it up again.

The Priest is off the list because I finished it, and quickly. It's not going to change your life, but it is one of the more engrossing detective novels that I have read in some time. If you're looking for what you love about Lehane and Pelecanos, but with a Dublin twist, check out Gerard O'Donovan.

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