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February 21st, 2007
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biblionerd_girl @ : My 2007 reading list thus far:
The Non-Fiction Goodies:
*The Places In Between -Rory Stewart: an amazing story, thoughtfully written, prone to making me put it down and wonder why the hell I am not travel writing right now.
*The Assassin's Gate-George Packer: dense but readable...fresh eye view of a situation of gargantuan proportions.
*Paris to the Moon- Adam Gopnik: Love him in the New Yorker...this selection includes some pieces written for the magazine but expand to include his entire time living in Paris. It was frothy in parts but I enjoyed it.
The Fiction ones:
*The Kill Artist-Daniel Silva: Daniel Silva writes in a tense speed that does not stop. His descriptions of European cities and food have a Hemingway-esque tone that appeals to my love of simple and buttery details.
*Prince of Fire-Daniel Silva (schlock cheese spy fiction.. love it, love it...)
*Forever-Pete Hamill: been told I needed to read it for years and can now see why. Fantastical and adventurous...appeals to NYC buffs, histiry buffs and those looking for a generational saga of a man who can't leave the island of Manhattan in order to keep his immortality.
*Spandau Phoenix-Greg Iles (again with the spies...)
The ones I'm reading now:
*The Castle in the Forest-Norman Mailer (already proving to be wonderful....)
*The Marching Season-Daniel Silva (I need a break from the spies.. this will be the last for a bit)
*Prince of the Marshes-Rory Stewart
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