- member since August 10, 2007
benstolemyname’s last login was Thursday, December 17, 2009.
I am ashamed to answer this note because I have been away so long. Now I am at home everyday undergoing chemotherapy and I got all the time in the world, figuratively speaking, but it is working. I am back and working. Hope to hear from you again. I'm sorry that it took so long to get back with you. Don
It only took six months but I finally read Out Stealing Horses and The Brief Wonderous Life Of Oscar Wao. I read Out Stealing Horses a few months back. The hold up on Oscar Wao was the fact that while I prefer to own my books I am also cheap ans was waiting for it to come out in paperback. I must admit that the Out Stealing Horses didn't do much for me but I really enjoyed Oscar Wao. I enjoyed Oscar's nerdishness and the footnotes on the DR's history. Please feel free to make more suggestions as I am in the process of rebuilding my TBR pile.
I really enjoyed the Zevon book. I've been of fan of his for years so reading this was a must for me. I liked the way it was written, as a series of memories from the people around him, musicians, writers,family and friends. I knew that he was a raging alcoholic for years but it was eye opening to see how much of an a** he was. All in all a very honest look at the man.
Thanks for the recommendations. I'd been kicking around the idea of reading Tree Of Smoke for awhile and on the strength of your recommendation I finally did read it. I found it to be a very good book. I already read After Dark, I think I liked it more than most Shelfarians. I have placed Out Stealing Horses and The Brief Wonderous Life Of Oscar Wao on my list of books to buy, with Out Stealing Horses moved to the top of the list. Thanks