I've been on a slight reading slump recently.
"A little life", amazing book that it was, completely wiped me out and a part from a 'chewing for the brain' children fantasy book the reading mojo had upped and gone on holiday.
Also, I'm still trying to go through the shortlist for last year Booker Prize... and let me tell you... yes they're beautifully written... yes so far they're all great books... but a laugh a minute they're not. Can anyone explain to me why drama is more 'literature' than funny? Not that I like funny ha ha books, but happy books? Doesn't 'happiness' make for good literature?
The one i've started and 'paused' is this one:
(illegal immigrants/family dramas/poverty and exploitation...)
Any suggestion to contradict my above statement is greatly appreciated. (I don't think a Nobel prize for literature was ever given for the happiest book in the world.
Is happiness boring?
No way, Jose'. I love 'happy'.
Anyway, back to the subject .... then my sister bought me a couple of books for my birthday and the fire was rekindled.
I just finished this one:
Has anybody else read it?
Can you explain the ending to me?
I'm very very confused. And I don't like being confused.
I really enjoyed the book - not a great advertisement for a holiday in the North of England coast... but still... it's written beautifully, the language is challenging (had to get the dictionary out a few time, and I like that), the atmosphere intriguing and it really makes you want to race ahead because you know SOMETHING will happen.
Well, I know what happened now... I just don't get how. Or why.
Please help. Someone go ready it and explain it to me.