Tuesday, January 29, 2008

stunned silence

So I finished the book I was supposed to only start and take with me to Spain. It's What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt. I just finished reading the attached interview with her. I stand in admiration. It took her six years to write that book. I can see why. The main characters consisted of three women and three men. We got to know them so incredibly well. Their complicated and heartbreaking relationships were seamlessly woven together. I feel like my words won't really do justice to the story I just read, so I'll stop describing and just sit here and nod thoughtfully.

That book is surely worth a re-read. I'll need to pick up all of these wonderful books you've suggested during my stay here in Denmark. Please continue to keep a list of things I should read. Life is so short and there are so many books. I need to pick the good stuff first, because surely I'll run out of time.

So I pick up a lighter read to take with me tomorrow when I go to Spain. Probably wise to take a book on this trip that I'm physically able to put down. I can't very well spend all day reading in bed. I'll have some goodies to buy and some art to take in, I'm sure.

1 comment:

julochka said...

there's no interview attached...