Friday, June 29, 2007

Towards 100 Books : 57 !

I've upped my previous book count to 57 with these recent reads.

1) Decent Exposure Phillipa Ashley
2) The File on H Ismail Kadare
3) High Fidelity Nick Hornby
4) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark
5) The Outsider Albert Camus

Five books in half-a-month? Of course I cheated.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
and The Outsider are very good books, both focusing on a strong alternative-personality character as the central story, and are both a very short 100-ish pages each only.

Decent Exposure is a Little Black Dress floozy read, and a very bad one too! Very roll-your-eyes lame. Don't waste your time reading this.

High Fidelity
is a male version chic-lit (what do you call it? dick-lit?). It's a good fun laugh-out-loud read on the inner-monologue of a neurotic song-obsessed relationship-impaired guy. Was that sentence over analysing? The book is too. Highly recommended.

The File on H is a thoughful read. Read some excepts here and here.

2 comments:

simon said...

oooh, a book blog! i love reading. my pal just loaned me her old copy of 'war and peace'. can't wait to start. 1500 pages man.

sharkgila said...

wooahh. Good luck! I haven't attempted War & Peace yet, I always get cowed by the size of it.


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