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George Saunders’ first novel is gorgeous, creative, heart-rending, poetic, and so much more. I loved it so much I immediately downloaded the audio version.
Vic James’ novel is decent. While I enjoyed it a lot, I can’t help but feel a bit disappointed with it. Some of the big secrets were a bit too easy to discern.
The same holds true for Clare Mackintosh’s latest novel. I had the culprits pegged really early on in the novel. It did not keep me from finishing it, but I was a bit disappointed that I lost that shock factor.
So far, this is a gorgeous novel. I don’t want to do anything but read it. I love when that happens.
I loved it so much in print and the idea of 166 narrators intrigued me so much, I had to listen to it on audio. Serious love.
So, what are you reading?
I loved the audio of Lincoln in the Bardo so much that I grabbed a copy in print. It is arriving today. 🙂
Ha! You did the exact opposite of what I did! I am so glad you loved it though. I am still thinking about it.
166 narrators sounds — intimidating but cool, I think. :p
I started reading Mishell Baker’s urban fantasy book Borderline last night, and this morning after I got off the bus I wanted to get right back on the bus so I could keep reading. I am nearly finished with it now — I want to know what happens but I also don’t want to be done with this world!
It sounds intimidating, but think of it as a book of quotes and for the audio version each new author of the quote gets a new voice. Does that help?
I love when that happens when reading. It is inconvenient for real life, but that feeling is why we read!
I agree with you about I See You but I think expectations were high for it as well. I’m about to start The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett. I’ve got both Colleen’s and Greer’s books in my queue. Looking forward to both of them.
166 narrators! I’ll check out Bardo in print first. Mackintosh’s novel doesn’t sound as good as her first one. Right now I’m finally getting to The Nightingale, after finishing The Last Days of Night.
Mackintosh’s second novel is definitely not as good as her first. I hope you enjoy the Saunders novel as much as I did!
I’m reading HIGH DIVE for TOB. I’m listening to Moonglow which is VERY Chabon. I think I can now recognize his *style*.
I would rather be joining you on the LIncoln by Saunders book and WOW! is it not just taking the whole world-booknet by STORM? huh
and… When did you read Slade House?!
and, I mailed you a letter.
I think I listened to Slade House last year. Someone said it made for a good audio, and it was short. I really enjoyed it, and it definitely made me want to read more of his novels.
I sent you a postcard!
I think I’m going to listen to Lincoln in the Bardo, and I like your suggestion of taking a look at the book in print first. Looking forward to reading Close Enough to Touch soon, I really liked Colleen Oakley’s first book. I didn’t receive the new Macalister book, so you’ll have to let me know. I’m reading the new Alex George book, and it’s so lovely, I understand wanting to just stay lost in it.
Good luck! I hope you enjoy Lincoln in the Bardo as much as I did!
I love when a book just makes you want to drop the highlighter and stop taking notes and just sink into it…glad you found one!
Well, I never highlight passages, and I never take notes. It has been a while though since I’ve found a book that made me want to sit down to read and keep reading rather than have to force myself to do so and get easily distracted, as has been happening lately. Close Enough to Touch is definitely one of the former; I cannot wait to read more at lunch!
I’m still trying to wrap my mind around 166 narrators. I’ll probably listen to that one at some point. And I’ve already read I SEE YOU, but will likely listen to it at some point as well. Nice that you had more reading time this week.
The numerous narrators make sense when you understand the structure of the book. I would recommend just looking at the sneak peeks Amazon and B&N provide you or looking at a print version so that you get a feel for it ahead of time if you are worried. However, I do have a few friends who picked up the audio version without knowing anything about the structure and are loving every second of it. It is just an outstanding book no matter what format.