Books I’ve been reading:
The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison: I don’t even know where to start with this book. The writing itself is very, very good; probably better than “Beloved,” which I read in college and loved. I’m afraid to crack the book open again though. There’s so much poverty and ignorance and self-loathing.
Midwives, Chris Bohjalian: A good read, particularly if you enjoy dramas like Law and Order. It’s pretty well-written, though not stellar. Chris Bohjalian writes convincingly in the voice of a woman.
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury: Suspense, science fiction, drama, and philosophy all in one short novel. Excellent writing. It made me think of paintings from the Depression era. I forgot the name of the art movement, but it’s very masculine and bold. What I found interesting was the passage where the professor says that books do not have all the answers to life’s big questions, like, why are we here? What are we living for? And I love to read.
A Passage to India, E.M. Forster: I’m out of practice with reading Edwardian/Victorian-era novels.