And wrap up, because it’s over!
Novellas read: 13
Goodreads Challenge: momentarily caught up, already behind again
Five-star reads: 2
Since my last update, I read eight more novellas. In the spirit of #NovNov, here they are, very briefly reviewed:
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
I thought this was a book about race, but it’s really about the relationship between religion and race and America, all in about 100 pages.
Notes From the Underground by Fydor Dostoyevsky
If Bartelby was Russian. Talk about your unlikable and unreliable narrators (my favourite kind!)
The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke
Read in one sitting, and do not attempt to finish this book on the bus. You’ll have to get off the bus with two pages left and that will be extremely annoying! (Five stars)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
Less sadness, less story than the movie, but not a lesser novella.
Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions by Valeria Luiselli
I wish we’d seen all forty questions.
So Much for That Winter by Dorthe Nors
So much for me liking experimental writing. Well, I liked half of it!
The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vessas
… what happened?
Mean by Myriam Gurba
The Xennial memoir of my dreams. (Five stars)