It’s been kind of a slow reading week for me. I’ve read bits and pieces of both Drums of Autumn and A Room With a View. I’m having a hard time getting into them. Well, Drums isn’t so bad, but I’m not flying through it the way I did Voyager. But I’m having a bit of a hard time with the Forster book, which is kind of unfortunate considering it’s less than two hundred pages. It’s not that I dislike it, because I do like it. I’m just not being pulled into it. I should just sit down with it and finish it already.
I did finish a few things this week: The Alcestiad, which I was reading during last week’s Salon, and Never Let Me Go, which I started and finished this week. As I mentioned in my meme last weekend, I’d never read Kazuo Ishiguro before, and I was encouraged to rectify that as soon as possible. So I did. And I’m quite glad I did. I thought the book was amazing, and it left me feeling very uncomfortable… but in a good way. It was one of those books that definitely made me think. Reviews of both are posted in prior entries.
And I do have a question for my fellow Saloners, if you don’t mind answering. I’ve only recently developed an interest in short stories. I loved Unaccustomed Earth, and reading it made me want to read more short stories. So I’m looking for some short story recommendations. Do any of you have favorite authors or collections? Is there a good collection that will introduce me to a wide variety of authors? Are there authors that I should stay away from?
I think that’s it for this week. Kind of a short entry, but I really am looking for some good short story collections.