still on a pulitzer / man booker / national book award kick.
struggled with Life of Pi at the beginning. had to stop, start, stop, start before it finally caught (and just before i gave up). at the 3/4 point, it’s good but will never be a favorite.
the best book i’ve read in at least a year?
shadow countryÂ by peter matthiessen.
it’s simply a story.
but it’s the telling of the tale, the imagery, the myriad voices used in telling, the different perspectives, the character development, the conclusion of each sub-book (there are three) that make this such a fantastic read.
no exaggeration – this book is a masterpiece.
least interesting book i’ve read this past year? the brief wonderous life of oscar wao. how this thing won the pulitzer prize for fiction last year is beyond me.Â
next up: the white tiger.