Thursday, July 31, 2014

Books Read in July

Another busy month in the books.  I read a bunch of plays but only a few books. 
  • 11/22/63, Stephen King - In this novel, King imagines a man who has an opportunity to go back in time and prevent Oswald from killing JFK.  King is very good at laying down rules and then forcing his protagonist to live by them.  A very satisfying book.
  • The Enchantress of Florence, Salman Rushdie - A new Rushdie novel for me!  In this one, a roguish young man shows up in the court of the emperor of the Moguls with an outlandish story.  What's true and what isn't?  I loved this.  
  • The Confusion, Neal Stephenson - I've been on something of a Stephenson kick of late, all rereads.  This is the middle book of his 'Baroque Cycle', a long historical fiction set in the 17th and 18th century.  This is my favorite part of the series, a story of complicated plan in which a group of galley slaves ends up being chased all the way around the world.
All in all, it was a very happy month in the books.

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