11 books down in 5/15. Literature in translation, some classics, some light/funny work, assorted miscellanea, and a couple of lit mags (Thrice has officially hooked me). It was a good month.
Best Book: Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon” -lots of fun, classic genre fiction at its best.
Worst Book: Dave Eggers’s “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius”. Well, maybe not the worst, (I can’t argue that it’s badly written) but certainly the most annoying and least rewarding. A longer review is forthcoming…
April was a great month for reading. I knocked out thirteen titles, all very diverse (graphic novels, male and female authors, works in translation, nonfiction, anthologies, etc.). Beyond the ones I finished, I’ve started some longer ones that I’m looking forward to wrapping up soon (the Norton Critical anthology of Chekov’s short stories, and Egger’s ‘A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius’, to name two). April was great, and I’m gonna keep my steam up for May.