22 Following


Currently reading

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Jeanette Winterson
Death of a Red Heroine
Qiu Xiaolong
Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee
James Tate
Fire Logic: An Elemental Logic Novel
Laurie J. Marks
The Ghost Soldiers
James Tate
Emma Tupper's Diary
Peter Dickinson
Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding
Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
Ninety-Five: Meeting America's Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs
No Voice Unheard, Davida Gypsy Breier, Diane Leigh, Marilee Geyer
Twin Spica: Volume 12
Kou Yaginuma
Horse of a Different Color: Stories
Howard Waldrop

Soldier of the Great War

A Soldier of the Great War - Mark Helprin It's a great book, but Helprin just can't help talking to the reader, which, some of the time, is ok, but sometimes it just drove me nuts. But I was expecting that, given the structure of the book (and old soldier lectures, teaches, and harangues a young man while on a long walk together) so I just passed ever faster through those parts. Helprin knows that he can write beautiful lines, beautiful stories, I just wish some of them were edited down a bit as it got a little too self involved and purpley in places. I suspect it's a matter of taste.