Technically, I haven’t read (as in past tense) this book yet, but I’m only about 40 pages from the end, so I’m going to count it.
A few weeks ago, I heard a review on NPR of The Rage, a crime novel written by an Irish author named Gene Kerrigan. I started reading it during a long weekend and made tremendous headway in it (it’s not a difficult read, so I got almost all the way through), but my reading time has been curtailed since then, and I find myself having to stop to remember who some of the tertiary characters are, but it’s a good book. There’s some interesting ambiguity to deal with – the ‘good guys’ don’t have squeaky clean hands, the ‘bad guys’ have at least a narrow sympathetic streak, and everyone has to wrestle with the effects of their choices (some of which are devastating).
I need to finish this book up – maybe I’ll do that today – because I promised Sweet Pea that I’d read Cloud Atlas with her. I finished that novel back in January, but she wants to read with me and this is the book she chose, so I’m going to pick it up again. I’m looking forward to re-visiting this novel; I felt like there was a lot in there that I didn’t quite get to….
What are YOU reading?