Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sunday Wrap-up



Well...I've spent a lot of this week just hopping from blog to blog. And I've added quite a few book to my TBR list! Just thought I'd share a few of them. Chris, at Stuff as Dreams are Made On, reviewed The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. Click on the link to read his wonderful review. It's a book of tales, a "Once Upon a Time" story. Sounds like something I really want to read!


Matt, at A Variety of Words, reviewed Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, and gave it a 5.0 rating. Written in 1985, by this year's Pulitzer Prize winner, Blood Meridian is supposed to be bloody and violent. But that has never stopped me before! The synopsis according to Amazon.com is: "Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf." Yes, it is now added to my list!


Finally, Jenclair at A Garden Carried in the Pocket, reviewed Sword and Blossom: A British Officer's Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman by Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams. I think the title pretty much says it all. A non-fiction book about the love affair between British officer Arthur Hart-Synod and Masa Suzuki, it was based on over 800 letters that were found by Suzuki's daughter-in-law.



Keep those recommendations coming!

8 comments:

Chris said...

I really hope you enjoy The Book of Lost Things. I know you'll love it...It's right up your alley!

DesLily said...

I read that one and was not disappointed. I hope you enjoy it!

(btw: i love opening your blog with that great picture for your header!)

Matt said...

Ah, this post seems a bit familiar. ;) Glad you liked the idea. And I hope you like Blood Meridian, you already know I did.

Trish said...

I think I might try to squeeze in Blood Meridian this month. I also picked up No Country for Old Men and The Road. Apparently I'm on a McCarthy kick. You said, Beware of Borders--for me its Beware of Half Price Books. I went into town this weekend and I think I picked up half a dozen books (all for challenges, though...so for good cause!). :)

Happy Monday.

Trish said...

AND I went to 3 stores to find The Book Thief and it was out of stock at all 3. :( I really really wanted it...

Gentle Reader said...

I saw all those recommendations, too, and liked them, too :)

Andi said...

I'm actually in the midst of Blood Meridian as we speak. I'm about half to three-quarters through it and it is SOOOO violent. So SO violent. But good. I hope you like it! I'll be posting a review when I finish.

jenclair said...

I really liked The Book of Lost Things, too. Hope you enjoy Sword & Blossom!