August 12, 2015

Book Avalanche 1

Hope you'll forgive me but today I'm dumping a small book avalanche on you. Considering how often I (don't) write this blog my READ list is out of control and this is just part one. So, this is what I've been reading since I've got rid of Outlander.

 1. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn: I read this book last winter and I read voraciously, mostly in my bed, surrounded by many blankets and then in the bathroom, in the kitchen, hanging from a ceiling like a bat, anywhere, any time. I couldn't put it down and I read it really fast. Tried watching the film but didn't like it. Some other time maybe.

2. Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami: Perfection is all I have to say. My only regret is that I haven't saved it for reading on the shore this summer.

3. Metro 2033 - Dmitry Gluhovsky: Two recommendations about this book: 1) Do not read it after Murakami since the author is a journalist and his style will sound too simple compared to Murakami's. Like listening to a symphony and then some pop. 2) Do not read at night or when home alone since post-apocalyptic life in Moscow metro is not a pretty lullaby.
In all other cases I recommend.
As for Metro 2034, which is part two, it's not exciting as part one but it's a decent read.

4. Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow or Smilla's Sense of Snow - Peter Høeg: I loved this book. I wished it'd never end and at the same time I so wanted to know what happens in the end. Pure torture, but Smilla is my favourite imaginary woman in the Universe.

5. The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery: I believe I've never said this of a book but I wish I'd never read this one. I found it on the Belgrade Book Fair few years ago and I liked the title, the cover design and the description at the back but I couldn't buy it at the time and it got on the list for the next year. And then it was a torture reading it. Did not like a thing about it besides the title and the cover. I wish that was all I could remember.

6. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins: This book was everywhere I looked Facebook, Pinterest, TV, my fridge. I had no choice. Read it, didn't like it at all. As I was reading I wished it would end ASAP.
I liked Gone Girl much more.

7. The Son - Jo Nesbø: Mr. Nesbø is also everywhere I looked for some time now but in this case I'm happy he is. I've read The Son which is a standalone book and then decided next would be the Harry Hole series and I'm ready for the summer.

Just a little note in the end: I don't like describing characters and the plots of books because I don't like knowing any of it before I start reading. I like to say why I was prompt to read a book and whether it was a cardinal mistake or a total hit. So read all this just as impressions and frustrations of yours truly.

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