"There's nothing to match curling up with a good book

when there's a repair job to be done

around the house."

Joe Ryan

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Monday

The master butchers singing club

I like Louise Erdrich, I enjoyed reading Love medicine...The master butchers is nice too...just a bit too much... may be...too lyrical...but there's Step and a half , the street walker, and it's worth reading the book to discover this woman...Step and a half and Roy..."a rangy stray dog of a woman who moved with the air of ancient bitterness"...picking up discarded rubbish at night to recycle and sell later.
Step and a half who holds so deep secrets...and Roy who tries to forget all the sorrows and fears in alcohool...such a strange and powerful couple...The last pages of the book are the most powerful...
I was a bit annoyed while reading the story of these German immigrants...could not help thinking about The accordion crimes by Annie Proulx...a bit similar...and it was not the best Annie Proulx anyway...
The more you read ...the more difficult it's to be fully satisfied...
The good point is this: having read so many books for work, I can skip the parts I don't like and concentrate on my favorites...

1 comment:

tammy vitale said...

I read a lot for pleasure and have never felt any compunction just dropping a book and leaving it when things get yucky. And some I think won't be any fun I read the last chapter. Then there was "The Shining" by King that I read backwards from the last chapter!

Nothing worse than a book that ends badly after leading you through a really good romp (King again: Needful Things. That was the last one I read by him).