Saturday, October 8, 2016


By Percival Everett

Another great book by a great author. I can't claim to have undersood everything in this book, but the parts I did understand were very amusing. It is told by a 4-year old who could read and write like a very intelligent adult since he was very young, and because of that he got into much trouble. Because of his father's occupation, there's a lot of semiotic material in this book, which was interesting to me especially because I had just taken a semiotics class. [208 pp.]

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Bridget Jones's Diary

By Helen Fielding

I am not going to write much about this book. I took it with me on my trip, and forgot to report it here until now, more than three months after reading it. I remember it was fairly amusing, and a good book to read while traveling. I think my favorite parts were the exaggerated calorie counts. [300 pp.]

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Living Hope (Hebrew)

By Yannets Levi

I read this book during the first few weeks of my first quarter in art/design school, so it took me much longer than usual to finish it. But I think part of the reason it took me so long was the language in which it was written. I usually read Hebrew faster than I do English, but this book was written in an almost archaic Hebrew, though it only came out last year. It felt a bit weird. The story itself is told in an unusual way, also. It is told in a way that makes it obvious to see its biographical aspects. In a way, it is a biography.
Illness and death and the relationships between the healthy and the ill play a central role here. It is not an easy book to read, but certainly an interesting one. [Hebrew, 398 pp.]

Link to book in Hebrew.