Thursday, November 09, 2006

Thursday link-or-rama: Something for everybody

They're not all exactly recent, but we haven't done this in awhile.

5 comments:

jaime said...

I didn't love it - I just didn't want to get into why on the interwebs, because I still think it's worth reading, but if I'd heard my hesitations about the book before I read it (from someone else, of course), it'd have colored my reading of the book.

jaime said...

Also, Lincoln Chafee makes me proud to have lived in Rhode Island. First and last time for that sentiment.

CrimeNotes said...

You wrote on your blog: "it is interesting and moving and well-written and just about everything that makes a book good. It isn't perfect, but I almost missed my subway stop half the mornings I was reading it."

Usually there are only about two books a year that get that kind of reaction from me. This year it was Never Let Me Go and the new Cormac McCarthy.

jaime said...

No, I understand that it looks like that... I'm conflicted about the book. I loved the middle as much as it seems. But the beginning was slow, and I have issues with the ending... not sure how major those issues are. [Done coopting comment space for my personal book club use.]

CrimeNotes said...

I was pretty ambivalent about it until the end. It wasn't until the end that everything wrapped up and made sense. I had major problems with how she assembled her secondary characters -- really, Blue was the only one I found persuasive. But at the end of the book I felt like these second-tier characters were sort of beside the point and that this was a story about Blue and books.