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Peeking Over My Shoulder

Miscellaneous quotes from current reads or past faves, as well as to-reads culled from friends' recommendations, blogs, podcasts, etc. A running answer to the question: "What're you reading?"

Currently reading

The Dante Club
Matthew Pearl
The Famished Road
Ben Okri
Kingdom Come
J.G. Ballard
The City and the City
China Miéville
Open City: A Novel
Teju Cole
The Slippage: A Novel
Ben Greenman
Please Step Back
Ben Greenman
Blindness / Seeing
José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (Translator), Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)

The Reluctant Fundamentalist: A Novel

The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid Everything about this novel is a metaphor - some aspects more obvious than others. This novel was not very long at all but it has taken me a couple of weeks to digest it. The distinctive style/format of the story is captivating and provides ample opportunity for a certain degree of dark humor.More later...