04 June 2008

May Reading

May was a slow month for reading, but here's what I managed:

Orhan Pamuk, Snow
Natsuo Kirino, Grotesque
Gabriel García Marquez, Memories of my Melancholy Whores

I had relatively high hopes for all three books, but wasn't as impressed as I hoped to be. Snow turned out to be not much different for me than Pamuk's The New Life, which I found to be interesting, but slow. With Snow, I had the same impression. It was a good book, well written, with a lot of depth in literary terms, but I had a hard time enjoying it as a good read. Lucky for me, the month only got better in terms of reading... but I'll save those for another time.


  1. i just read grotesque too! we can compare notes :-) i liked 'out' more (just bought jas a copy as a present). both gripped me but i think while out was more of a (very good) page turner, grotesque was more of a creepy psycho thriller.

  2. Interesting that you preferred Out. I would have to agree. Will post my thoughts on Grotesque tomorrow. Overall, I think it had more depth, even it it wasn't the page turner that Out was.


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