Books

So, what did I read this past month?
Natsuo Kirino’s thriller “Out” totally sucked me in. A dark book, but really engrossing and thoughtprovoking. I finished Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics (I was laughing outloud reading this one) and just started a whole collection of his novels and short stories that I bought in Milan. Plan B by Ann Lemott was a nice surprise, such honest writing. Winter Sleep by Kenzo Kitakata as much as it sounded interesting was a bit of a let down. It’s first book I read from this author and I am not sure wether it’s because of the translation or not, but it was hard to get through. I also re-read part of Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Murakami and was reminded of how humorous and great the writing is in that book. And … that was about it for my summer reading. Sure wish I could have as much time for books in the rest of the year. What are you reading? Any book you want to recommend?

One photo, il cielo di Venezia. Large version here.

Venice Sky

3 Responses to “Books”

  1. Claudia Says:

    Ciao :)

    Che carino il tuo Blog.
    Oggi in ltalia festeggiamo il Ferragosto.. Non ho mai amato questa ricorrenza che un po’ simboleggia il progressivo termine delle vacanze estive, ma ultimamente gli italiani si son fatti furbi e vanno in vacanza anche a Settembre :)
    Anche io leggo spesso Murakami (quando mi è possibile in lingua originale), ma il titolo da te segnalato non è ancora capitato tra le mie mani. Rimedierò presto!
    Saluti dall’Italia ^^

    Claudia

  2. Daniel Says:

    One recommendation:
    Coin Locker Babies by Ryu Murakami.
    That is an outstanding book.
    And the writer is really great.
    You should definetly check it out.
    :)

  3. Enrico Says:

    Claudia- grazie per i complimenti … ah ferragosto … ci vuole una bella anguria … ;)
    Di dove sei ?

    Daniel- Thanks! Will look it up!

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