Sunday, June 29, 2008

Adventures of Tintin Vol. 4
-I'm reading this for the first time, trying to study the storytelling style and decide what the deal is...and finding the stories really tiresome reading–the coincidences, the lame humor. "Prisoners of the Sun" was particularly awful.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh by Mo Yan

I picked this up after I read a favorable review (which I only read because I liked the title) of his latest book, "Life and Death are Wearing Me Out." I couldn't get that one right away so this is an older book of his short stories, kind of hit and miss but I really liked the title story ("Shifu etc."), "Man and Beast," and "Abandoned Child." Here's a sample: "Just then, gusts of wind made the coarse sunflower leaves rustle coarsely as they brushed my head and face and, at the same time, rubbed against my pitted heart like sandpaper."

Sunday, June 08, 2008

The Wu-Tang Manual
by RZA, etc.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Consider the Lobster
by David Foster Wallace
Sorry, I'm a bit behind:

Death in Venice and Other Stories by Thomas Mann
Best Short Stories of J.G. Ballard
Trust Me: Short Stories by John Updike
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami
The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R.Saks