Friday, December 27, 2013

Friends Like Us

By Lauren Fox

A story about best friends and how their friendship ends... over a guy.  In the background there was this horrible relationship with the brother, which I can't say I cared for. Couldn't really get into it the story or identify with the main characters, even though the narrator is a doodler. But parts of the book were amusing. [288 pp.]

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sunset Park

By Paul Auster

I like to read Paul Auster. He's writing is very appealing to me. His stories are usually very interesting. But with this book I have a couple of problems. The first, and minor one, is the diversion into baseball trivia. Some of it was interesting, that's true, but a bunch of it I just read without paying too much attention. Which is not something I usually do. The second and major problem is the ending. I was very disappointed by the ending. It seemed unwarranted. That said, I quite enjoyed reading it. I mean, sure, the ending wasn't as good as I hoped, but it is just a small part of 320 pages. The story is still interesting. Still, it's a shame the ending was such a disappointment. [320 pp.]

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