July Reviews

[hey, this is me, phoning it in this month. sorry.]

Let's not talk about the fact that it's August. Let's just not. And also, let's not talk about the impressively shitty mood I am in at this very second. Let's be honest- it might be better for the whole wide world if I just don't talk, period. 

But I'm going to, because it August 2nd, and I'm a day overdue for reviews. 

[Picture me, grabbing a straw to suck it up while simultaneously putting on my big girl panties- at least someone here can be entertained]

Last month I read two books, which sounds pathetic, but one of them was The Goldfinch, which counts for 2.5 books, so I don't feel bad. Lucky for me, that means a super review post (since we all know how much I love reviews):

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
775 pages
I already talked about it here

Verdict: See above

Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro 
240 pages
This is a collection of five short stories that all deal with music and relationships, with subtle ties to one another. There's one about a saxophone player that undergoes plastic surgery to improve his looks to hopefully make it big. One about a dried up crooner who is trying to romantically end a marriage. Then there's the struggling songwriter who ends up involved in another couples' strife. And the mentor who ends up professing her own struggles.

Verdict: I thought four of the five stories were really good (how's that for generic?), and that of course Ishiguro's writing is impeccable. If you're a fan of short stories I definitely recommend it. 

Total: 1,015 pages 

1 comment:

  1. I've been curious about The Goldfinch...and I do enjoy some short story collections. Hope you enjoy August!