- WI, USA
- member since April 26, 2009
Kristen K’s last login was Friday, February 22, 2013.
Kristen- I am so impressed with your shelf. I hope you don't mind if I make some comments. First...as you can see...I may (do) share your appreciation for Lonesome Dove. It is one of the most perfect novels I have read. it has all the humor and joy and amusing, colorful characters mixed with the horror and loss and existential bleakness...which is life, I guess. McMurtry has such a natural, readable storytelling style. I see you have White Oleander by Fitch rated very high. If you haven't read her Paint It Black...I strongly suggest it. i think It is as great as White Oleander. I see I don't have to push you on Ishiguro. he may be my single favorite author. I see you know of Dan Simmons...The Terror...Drood. Memoirs of a Geisha by Golden. Life of Pi. I see the 5 stars you gave East of Eden. it is my favorite by Steinbeck. The Girl books by Larsson. Do you mind if I try to nudge you in certain directions on your Plan To Read shelf? I Liked Da Vinci Code a lot but liked his Angels and Demons even more (it is in my top 3 pure thrillers with Mine by McCammon and Intensity by Koontz)The Unconsoled by Ishiguro is not like any of his others. it is a sort of thing I usually don't like. It is told in a kind of dream state. but it really took me away to a strange place and I give it my highest rating. even though...The Remains of the Day is in my top 3-4 novels by anyone. You liked The Road my Cormac McCarthy and have some by him on your Plan shelf. Blood Meridian is...again...something i usually don't like: poetic/prose. but it is done so well and is almost surreal in its beautiful ultra-violence. No Country For Old Men is also excellent. I better stop now. I may be wearing out my welcome. thank you for listening. -John