This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:
“What’s the oddest book you’ve ever read? Did you like it? Hate it? Did it make you think?”
London Lavender by E. V. Lucas. I expected the book to be a short story collection of some sort. But when I started reading it I was considerably taken aback. What was this? Shall I call it slice of life? Or is this another one of Lucas’ essay collections with a touch of fiction? I’m not even sure whether to call this fiction or non-fiction. But even though the book didn’t turn out to be exactly as I thought it would, I loved it! It was weird but very enjoyable.
I love those books that give you surprises!
Oh, and by the way, “The Shadow of the Wind” that you are currently reading is one of my favorite books! How are you liking it so far?
The Shadow of the Wind is one of my Halloween Special reads. I am finding it very interesting so far but its length is rather worrying me. Will I be able to finish it in time for Halloween, that’s the question.
Here’s my answer:
Hi! Nice of you to visit. 🙂
Ooh, sounds likea good one 🙂
It is a good book. Rather obscure but good.
Similar experience here. The book I found to be rather odd was The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions” by Rick Moody. At first I rather disliked it, but as I continued to read I was somewhat perplexed, annoyed, and curious. When I finished it, I reviewed it on my blog expressing my mixed feelings. It was a book that made me think. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it, but I wouldn’t discourage anyone from reading it. It Is a book that I’ll remember more than many others that I’ve read.
Tossing It Out
Hello! Glad to see you here! I have never heard of Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions. Sounds interesting but not probably my thing. Good of you to stick it out.