1. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. This is my new bookgroup book. I read it when i was at school (not at school) and didn’t like it, but I’m keeping an open mind
2. The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro. I picked this up years ago on a book exchange shelf in Berlin, and started reading in in Brussels. I’m about half way through but I’m not sure I will finish it. It’s the same dreamlike thing of never being told what’s going on, and the central character not understanding it themselves as Never Let me Go, which I liked. I don’t necessarily dislike it, but it’s about a million times slower to unravel than Never Let Me Go, and the central character is just not very nice, so I don’t have the patience to wait.
3. The Village by Nikita Lalwani. No idea what this is about, but it was another contender for the book group, so I got it out of the library at the same time. I like the cover. Yes, I’m that sophisticated.
4. 100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso. I’ve finished this, actually. Dave loves the graphic novels by these guys. It’s a crime/film noir type plot, with lots of sort stories that very slowly merge into the beginnings of a coherent story. I say beginnings, because after book 1 (it’s a triology) I still don’t really understand what’s going on. I enjoy reading it but am reserving judgement.