Kevin (erf_) wrote,

ts;dr book reviews

In which I describe what I've read lately (or not lately) in ten words or less, in approximate reverse chronological order. (For those of you who like to read, but don't like to read.)

  • Nausea, Jean-Paul Sartre. LiveJournal of obsessive-compulsive French Adderall addict.
  • Jumpers, Tom Stoppard. (Stage play.) Acrobat philosopher's theodicy interrupted by murder, infidelity, astronauts. Surreal. Hilarious.
  • Travels in the Scriptorium, Paul Auster. Cloyingly endearing metafictional depiction of Alzheimer's patient trapped in room.
  • I Kill Giants, Joe Kelly. (Graphic novel.) BAWWWWWWW CAN'T STOP CRYING
  • Gun, With Occasional Music, Jonathan Lethem. Title beats book. Blade Runner with cocaine and sentient bestiality.
  • After Dark, Haruki Murakami. This novel wants to be a Godard film so bad.
  • House of Leaves, Mark Danielewski. Annotated dissertation on documentary about ominous house. Blew my mind.
  • My Life And Hard Times, James Thurber. Much funnier read aloud. Has aged poorly.
  • A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, Julian Barnes. Magnificent Bible fanfiction. Uncannily varied authorial voice. Damned worms!
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Max Brooks. National Geographic documentary about the time zombies almost killed everybody.
  • The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon. Shorter than his other book.

No one wants to talk books with me. :[
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