2666 is hypnotic and dreamlike as the author segues through the lives of dozens of characters, sometimes hilariously, and sometimes in a dark, twisted journey of horror.
The Fourth Century Title: The Fourth Century Author: Édouard Glissant Translation: Betsy Wing. ISBN: 0-8032-7083-6 Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, 2001 “All this wind…” These are Papa Longoué’s first words in The Fourth Century by Édouard Glissant. The wind is a constant theme in the novel. It is a wind of enormous force, a hurricane […]
[abp:0375406972:c:book-image] Snow by Orhan Pamuk Title: Snow Author: Orhan Pamuk ISBN: 0-375-40697-2 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf A novel about Turkey Ka is a man on a journey who does not know where his next step will take him. He is a poet who can no longer write poetry, an atheist no longer certain of the […]
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar Title: The Space Between Us Author: Thrity Umrigar ISBN: 073946986X William Morrow A novel of privilege and poverty, of love and betrayal. I was on the MAX, where I spend a good bit of my time, nearing my station, and I still had about five pages to go. […]