Originally Posted by kusksu
Started reading We need to talk about kevin recently. Seems like a good book, but to be honest i haven't been able to really commit to it yet
The first fifty pages or so of that book are really dry and, dare I say whiny, but after that it spirals into some intense nastiness really quickly. I'd definitely recommend sticking with it.
Originally Posted by WashingtonD
Inbetween Game of Thrones and 1Q84 at the moment. I shouldn't have chose to read two 1000+ page books at the same time.
I seem to be in the minority that found the three books of 1Q84 to be easily amongst Murakami's work. Have you read any of his others?
Just finished my third time reading 'The Road' by Cormac McCarthy. There's a great quote on the inside sleeve of my copy of a critic calling it "the first great novel of the globally warmed generation" which is about a perfect summation of it as a book possible, simultaneously hellishly bleak and heart-wrenchingly uplifting in the way that much of McCarthy's works tend to be.
It also amazes me the way in which it might as well be a companion piece to the game Fallout 3 despite them being created and released pretty much at the same time. The imagery and descriptions of a desolate and destroyed America (though the book lacks the sci-fi elements of the game) are almost identical. I got both at around the same time and was hooked on each, they basically exist within the same mythos to me and I love each one of them for it. Highly recommended.