Friday, August 29, 2008

The Missing (Hane'edert Menahal Zin) [Hebrew]

I found this book in the Hayden Library! They have lots (well, more than I expected) of Hebrew books. It would be handy to keep in touch with the Israeli literature.
It's about a girl who not only wants to die, she also wants to be present at her own funeral. So she stages her own death and then watches the whole country's reaction to it, including her grief-stricken mother, who had already lost 2 sons from previous marriages.

Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons

By Kurt Vonnegut

This book took me much longer than I expected. Although I did finish it more than 2 week ago. It wasn't as interesting as I expected, but then again, it is a collection of essays, not a story.