I owe you one…or six

reviews backlog

The backlog for reviews is…

Notes from Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
City of Glass, Paul Auster
The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler
Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin
A House for Mr. Biswas, V.S. Naipaul

…makes me blush.

I have, however, nearly finished my review of the Dostoevsky and plan to have it up by Sunday, late; if you can quick read Orwell’s 1984 before then it may serve you well.

Chandler novels

Added to UFC and Irish whiskey under the category of things I never would have pegged myself for: 1930s crime novels.

The other reviews I’ve not yet started and may need a bit of time to page through each of the books, reacquaint myself with their characters, with the authors’ writing and with the feel of the books themselves.

I will tell you this, though: not one of these six disappointed. I also learned that I will eat up anything written by Raymond Chandler, whose Big Sleep led me to purchase three more of his novels. Hint: his work is like Dirty Harry-style cop drama but as 1930s crime novels!

Reviews aside…currently reading Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch and Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast.

What are you reading?

2 thoughts on “I owe you one…or six

  1. Hi! It’s been some time since I heard from you LOL. I’m just glad to read some update from you. By the way, my current read is Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. 🙂 Don’t worry on your backlogs. I currently have twenty haha. Happy reading!

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    • Hi! It sure has been a long time haha Just saw your first impressions post for Lolita pop up on my reader; headed over there now : ) good luck with the 20 reviews, too…..will be a feat to accomplish that ; )

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