TOP 3 BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END
Here are the latest titles added to my Goodreads TBR,
I suggest them as the top 3 books for your week-end.
The highly anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of “Bel Canto” is an engrossing story of a family on one fateful night in Boston during which their secrets are unlocked and new bonds are formed.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 25th 2007 by Harper
ISBN0061340634 (ISBN13: 9780061340635)
In Pale Fire, Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade’s self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry, one-upmanship, and political intrigue.
“This centaur work, half poem, half prose…is a creation of perfect beauty, symmetry, strangeness, originality and moral truth. Pretending to be a curio, it cannot disguise the fact that it is one of the great works of art of this century.” — Mary McCarthy
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Penguin Books, Limited (UK)(first published 1962)
ISBN0141185260 (ISBN13: 9780141185262)
The Letter Killers Club
Writers are professional killers of conceptions. The logic of the Letter Killers Club, a secret society of “conceivers” who commit nothing to paper on principle, is strict and uncompromising. Every Saturday they meet in a fire-lit room hung with blank black bookshelves to present their “pure and unsubstantiated” conceptions: a rehearsal of Hamlet hijacked by an actor who vanishes with the role; the double life of a medieval merry cleric derailed by a costume change; a machine-run world that imprisons men’s minds while conscripting their bodies; a dead Roman scribe stranded this side of the River Acheron. The overarching scene of this short novel is set in Soviet Moscow, in the ominous 1920s. Known only by pseudonym, like Chesterton’s anarchists in fin-de-siècle London, the Letter Killers are as mistrustful of one another as they are mesmerized by their despotic president. Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky is at his philosophical and fantastical best in this extended meditation on madness and silence, the word and the soul unbound.
Paperback, 123 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by NYRB Classics(first published 1976)
ISBN159017450X (ISBN13: 9781590174500)
HAVE YOU EVER READ ANY OF THESE?
ANY OTHER GOOD READING PLAN
FOR YOU THIS WEEK-END?