Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Lacuna

Read The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver and it was okay. I really liked parts of it but parts of it dragged-too wordy and TMI! Plus I have a prejudice against Forrest Gump type stuff - you know - I was there - right in the middle of real people. This time the real people were mostly Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera (not to mention Leon Trotsky). I think the book did illuminate that part of our history with the House UnAmerican activities and the hunt for Reds under our beds, but still it was a little too much.
Read another Kurt Wallander story - Sidetracked- still love that character. I think there may be one more book in the series. I did catch an interview on NPR with Henning Mankell and it sounded like he was going to write another Wallander story so I am happy about that.
I'm working my way through my daughter's Kindle and just reread H is for Homicide - Sue Grafton. Love the Kindle - need to figure out how to change ownership from my daughter to me. I can see where it could be dangerous to just buy books with a push of a button....So many books, so little time.... Started to read another Grafton my daughter had in archives on the Kindle and had to stop and charge it up. Oh well, I really should be doing other things.

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