Monday, July 07, 2008

Livres du mois

So... His Dark Materials trilogy was.... nice. Extremely well written. I see why Pullman won awards for it. And that's about it... I never really understood how the supposed significance of some characters came into play. Bah...

I also finished Across the Nightingale Floor. This is the 1st book of the Tales of The Otori by Lian Hearn. It was extremely entertaining and very very easy to read. Now, I have to finish some other books I had on hold before I jump back to this series. But I'm really looking forward to reading Grass for His Pillow (the 2nd part).

Right now I'm about a third of the way through The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy. Very good and also very graphic. Unfortunately some of the "cop slang" from the 40's is lost on me... But so far... a very intriguing story. This is the same author who wrote LA Confidential... which I haven't read, but might if the Dahlia delivers as I have been promised...

And this weekend, a good friend let me borrow El Juego del Angel by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. An amazing Spanish author who wrote La Sombra del Viento. An excellent read.

So there! I hope everybody had a good 4th!!!