Apologies for the long gap in my posting – I’ve been overseas on and off since September and not feeling much inclined to review books (though I read quite a few last month, though hardly any so far in November).
Currently on the Kindle to be read is Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, which I started a few weeks ago, but got a bit discouraged with – I’m barely a tenth of the way through and it feels like more should have happened by now! Also I don’t care much for either Vronsky or Anna, which doesn’t help.
The paperback I’ve got with me is Jennifer Egan’s Look At Me, which I picked up in Blackwells in Oxford a couple of months ago.
And have just finished Richard Morgan’s Altered Carbon, which was interesting, a bit like Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest in terms of body count, but very like hard-boiled crime fiction except set in the future. Takeshi Kovacs, the narrator and protagonist (great name!) is an interesting but not particularly appealing character.
Hopefully tomorrow a post about the 2009 film, Sherlock Holmes, which I watched on TV recently, and then back to book reviews.
Hi! Looking forward to hearing what you thought about Sherlock Holmes. I still haven’t watched it but I could use an impetus to do so.
I’ve now posted my review – I enjoyed it a lot more than I was expecting to!
I have attempted Anna K twice; the last time I got to page 100. Then I rented a few cinematic versions. (Greta Garbo – wow) I know the story too well and just cannot seem to read the print version to save my life. I just looked it up on imdb.com and looks like a Kiera Knightley flick is due out in 2012. woo hoo.
It’s a bit discursive, certainly (typical of the 19th century novel, I think). Maybe trying a film version might help get me interested!