Currently I am Re-Printing 2007 posts.
December 2007: Volume 2
- December 26, 2007: Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta–“There is so much I want to say about this book. I love the story, I love the characters, I love the cover art for every edition I have seen. I love that Francesca’s voice is so unique and can appeal to just about everyone.” This is far and away one of my favorite books of all time and definitely one that stands the test of time. Go and read it right now.
- December 31, 2007: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri–“Lahiri’s writing here (I’ve yet to read her short stories) is beautiful without being pretentious or overly self-aware. The story feels authentic and compelling despite the fact that so many of the cultural references remain worlds away.“
- December 31, 2007: The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie–“These stories are not passive. If anything, they are visceral. This collection combines elements of magical realism with painfully real moments of sadness and hardship in the lives of Alexie’s modern Indian characters.” If I am being honest here, most of the things I read by Alexie just make me want to sit down and re-read his novel Reservation Blues.