Good news! MaddAddam, the final book in the Oryx and Crake/Year of the Flood trilogy, will probably come out some time next year.
I’m glad other people are talking about not liking The Marriage Plot—I was afraid to admit my true feelings. I didn’t hate it, but it was such a disappointment that I got kind of bummed out.
I re-read The Virgin Suicides last week to see if I’d like it better the second time around. No dice. It was just as dull and pervy as it was when I was a teenager. Oh well. We’ll always have Middlesex.
Except that part at the end where I was sobbing anyway. But, you know, I’m me.
Guys, WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT? I just wanted to run my hand under cold water until it got chilly and slightly damp, and then slap the shit out of every single character in this book in order of appearance. I still want that. Can we just forget this book ever happened? My least favorite parts of The…
My score was 6/10. I am bothered by the fact that I have read five of the books used and didn’t recognize a single one from the passages I read.
212 Slaves, Huck Finn with only the offensive words
“Tereza is an ambitious photo journalist who’s as sexy as she is talented. But after the Czech beauty takes a dangerous assignment, the Russians mark her as a dissident and nowhere is safe. To the rescue is Tomas, a distinguished surgeon who is very skilled with his hands…”
Photo: Disney Parks ad, photographed by Annie Liebovitz. Credit: Disney Parks
I ain’t mad at ya, Patti, but can we talk about why that nonsensical Johnny Depp blurb about treasure chests (pirates on the brain, huh, dude?) is on the back cover of the paperback edition of Just Kids, while the blurb by Joan Didion, THE MISTRESS HERSELF, is relegated to the inside flap?
(Source: Los Angeles Times)
— Alice McDermott (from That Night)