WWW Wednesday January 23

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BOOKS JUST READ

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FICTION

Hear our Defeats

MYSTERY

The Plotters

NONFICTION

Are We French Yet

For the first 2 titles, click on the covers to access my review.
My review for Are We French Yet? will be live on February 6.
But I can already tell you my
VERDICT: Nice collections of funny and culturally aware vignettes highlighting how life can be enriched by being familiar with two cultures
Come back on January 28 to enter the giveaway!

CURRENTLY READING

FICTION

The Goose Fritz

CLASSIC

AUDIO

The Moonstone

The Goose Fritz: 
Two years ago, I was stunned by the quality of Sergei Lebedev’s writing in Oblivion. So I HAD to try his upcoming one (March 19). I just started. It’s related to Russian history.

Don Quixote:
Continuing to thoroughly enjoying this classic. Quite hilarious!

The Moonstone:
And still listening to this classic – 22 hours in audio. It really helps that the edition I chose has a cast of different narrators, it makes it easier to follow the different levels of the story. I think I know what’s going on with this mysterious precious stone, but I may be totally wrong!

BOOKS UP NEXT

FICTION

The Library of Lost and Found

MYSTERY

a deadly affection

AUDIO

HHhH

The Library of Lost and Found
“When Martha discovers a clue within a book that her grandmother may still be alive, she becomes determined to discover the truth. As she delves deeper into Zelda’s past, she unwittingly reveals a family secret that will change her life forever”.
Books? Library? Clues? I’m in!
By the author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

A Deadly Affection:
Another book received during BEA in Chicago (2016!) that I have not read yet…
“In 1907 New York, a psychiatrist, Dr Genevieve Summerford, must prove her patient’s innocence…or risk being implicated in a shocking murder”. Should be good.

HHhH
“A seemingly effortlessly blend of historical truth, personal memory, and Laurent Binet’s remarkable imagination, HHhH—an international bestseller and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman—is a work at once thrilling and intellectually engrossing, a fast-paced novel of the Second World War that is also a profound meditation on the nature of writing and the debt we owe to history”.
About time to read/listen to this book. I had so loved The Seventh Function of Language

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16 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday January 23

  1. You have some fascinating looking books on your list! I read Laurent Gaude’s Hell’s Gate a few years back and described it as ‘a strangely unnerving little book’. I’m glad you’re enjoying The Moonstone. I read it quite a few years ago and remember being surprised by its humour as much as anything else plus how it introduces many elements – clues, red herrings, disguises – which have since become familiar in detective fiction. Talking of audiobooks, I’ve had HHhH on my wishlist for ages and I’m now wondering if an audio version might be the answer as I struggled a bit with The Seventh Function of Language. I wasn’t sure if I was quite clever enough or knowledgeable enough about linguistic theory to get all the jokes 🙂

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    • Yes, Gaudé’s books are haunting.
      Wilkie Collins is so essential. I think I read that The Woman in White (which I enjoyed a lot) is one of the first gothic novels.
      I actually think it The Seventh Function of Language would be more difficult in audio, there’s so much in there, I think you need time to reread some passages and think. I was fortunate to be fascinated by linguistics back then, so I read a lot of books he mentions. We’ll see if HHhH works in audio for me

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