Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin


Interesting, compelling read. About video/computer games which is not my wheelhouse. But the central drama about the two childhood friends who become influential game designers together, and apart, is interestingly done.

Thursday, March 09, 2023

The Water Cure by Percival Everett


Strange and difficult reading. A man apparently seeks revenge on his young daughter's killer by kidnapping an torturing. First, though, Everett tortures us with linguistic grammaritications and philosophical blowing.

Half an Inch of Water by Percival Everett


Hope: A Tragedy


Put it down halfway through. Didn't care. Endless offense delivered humorously.

The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa


Astonishing novel about the Dominican Republic by Peruvian Llosa. Nothing less than a thirty year chronicle of the Trujillo dictatorship, it employs three points of view: in the present time, the return of daughter of Trujillo's minister after 30 years in the U.S, as she revisits the trauma of her 14th and final year in DR; the four assasins waiting in a car to murder Trujillo in May of 1961l; and a roaming point of view that encompasses Trujillo and many of his most prominent ministers.

The flashback technique is incredible. Great book. All news to me.

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