Rather than bore you with travel stories, we´re going to give 10 Word Reviews of various things, mostly books. At this stage we´re reading a lot from the ¨dirty old man genre¨, e.g Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargos Losa, Philip Roth.. And yes we´ll overuse the hyphen to keep to 10 words!
Atonement, Ian McEwan
¨McEwan good storyteller but mediocre writer. Self-righteous, over-written. Irredeemable protagonist¨.
L: 2 B: 2.5 (out of 5)
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
¨Masterful characterisation, always morally problematic, witty, drifts into laboured sex-fest.¨
L: 3, B: 4
Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
¨Not reading this is an offence against taste and decency¨.
L: 5, B: 5
Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
¨Brilliantly confusing, Joyce-like penetration of human mind. Concentrate hard friends!¨
L: 4.5, B: 4
The Longest Decade - George Megalogenous
¨Posits Keating, Howard as like-minded economic warriors. Intelligent, accessible analysis¨.
L: 4, B: 4