Sunday, August 18, 2013

It's Monday! What Are you Reading?


 
It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. For this meme, bloggers post what they finished last week, what they're currently reading, and what they plan to start this week.
My comments are not meant to be recaps of the story lines as I include a link to Goodreads for their synopsis of the book. I am merely stating how I felt about the book without giving any spoilers.
My 2013 reading list can be found here.

it's summer and we've been doing some travelling so I am being sporadic in my postings as I am in my reading as well. I am keeping track of my reading however.


FINISHED
The Elegance of the Hedgehog


I really enjoyed the philosophical discussions and loved the two narrators, a crusty concierge and a precocious twelve year old, totally charming from both their points of view. But oh the ending, so disappointing and banal...


Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)

Damn you, Dan Brown. I know you're not a great writer and i started this book thinking, ho hum, so stereotypical. But you sucked me in with the story line especially all the history behind Dante's Inferno. I now want to take a course on that topic!!
And the art and history of cities I've visited, Florence, Venice and Istanbul. I want to go back to them and look at the monuments and art with the background I learned in this book.

STARTED:
Last Man in Tower

A tale of one man refusing to leave his home in the face of property development. Tower A is a relic from a co-operative housing society established in the 1950s. When a property developer offers to buy out the residents for eye-watering sums, the principled yet arrogant teacher is the only one to refuse the offer, determined not to surrender his sentimental attachment to his home and his right to live in it, in the name of greed. His neighbours gradually relinquish any similar qualms they might have and, in a typically blunt satirical premise take matters into their own hands, determined to seize their slice of the new Mumbai as it transforms from stinky slum to silvery skyscrapers at dizzying, almost gravity-defying speed.


2 comments:

  1. I read Dan Brown's Inferno. Thought it was great and couldn't put it down. Gave me ANOTHER reason to want to visit Florence!

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  2. Nice week for you. I don't like Dan Brown, and I know I am in the minority.

    ENJOY your week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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