- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
- Longbourn, Jo Baker
- The Prestige, Christopher Priest
I’ve been loving my recent book choices. Kavalier and Clay was excellent, even though I’m not so much on the comic books, it was so well-grounded in the social context that I (even I!) was interested. And that suggests that it is just about comic books which–on one level, it certainly is, but on another it’s about so much more–about the work of creating home. Longbourn tells the downstairs story of Pride and Prejudice. I’ll admit to never having read another of the Austen spin-offs (perhaps a bit of a snob in this area); Longbourn, however, was well worth the time. Much more Wide Sargasso Sea than Austenland. I may perhaps have a bit more to say about this in the future. And The Prestige was really very solid. It probably would have been shockingly good, had I not already known the big plot twist from the movie, but there are enough twists that, even though I was familiar with the broad strokes of the plot, there were still surprises. Strong, but not perfect.
- The Last Werewolf, Glen Duncan
- The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker (Audible)
- Queer Phenomenoloy: Orientations, Objects, Others, Sara Ahmed
Anyway, so that’s what I’ve been reading. How bout you?