Books 1/23/04

So I’m through with the book paralysis- I think. I read 2 books yesterday, so thats a pretty good indicator. The first was The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan, which was incredibly interesting. Its a collection of her essays, talks, etc., and I found it absorbing. A number of her essays deal with the intersection of Chinese and American culture in her life, and the influence that language played in that. They also either directly described or alluded to the story of her life, and her mother’s- both of them had horrific things happen to them, it amazes me what people can survive in their lives.
The second book was The Crooked House by Agatha Christie, which lived up to my expectations, cleverly written and I didn’t figure out who did it until close to the end. There was a good bit of distraction and misleading, I quite enjoyed it.
More on them later.

Current Count: 6
Just Finished: The Crooked House by Agatha Christie
Next Up: The Years Best Fantasy and Horror 9th Annual Collection

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