Movement on the Reading List


Self finished Road Dogs (Great! Loved the last half. So funny. And smart)

Skipped Sarah Waters (Apologies! She just can’t take a ghost story right now!)

Moved to Dexter Filkins’ The Forever War, which opens with a ritual killing. In a soccer stadium. Ugh.

A PA over a loudspeaker passes sentence on a hooded prisoner:

  • “The Koran says the killer must be killed in order to create peace in society.”

Self honestly does not know how much of this she can take.

But her next book doesn’t promise to be any less depressing: It’s Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich.

Might as well get on with The Forever War. One thing’s for sure: Filkins is a very good writer. He puts the reader right there with him in the soccer stadium. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen. Depends on whether self manages to get any sleep tonight.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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