I had heard many good things about this book and it was overall pretty good. I liked the Corrections more though.
Good read about the history of debt and its role in our society.
More Chabon, this time in the middle ages in the Caucasus region. Sounds like fun and so far it is. A little simple, it does have illustrations after all, but enjoyable to read. Even though I don’t know much about the subject matter, it’s very engaging.
Just started this, my second book while still reading 2666 I’m kinda avoiding that depressing part. Anyways this is classic Ellroy and I enjoy the snappy dialogue and recurring characters, good fun stuff.
Finished it, not all that impressed with the ending. It also made me realize some of the weaknesses that were throughout the book. Despite that I still enjoyed reading (most) of it and will still read Ellroy in the future.
I read this as a break in between reading 2666 and really enjoyed it. It covered a lot more ground then I was expecting and was a pretty satisfactory ending. The part in Antartica was pretty surreal.
After finishing it I read that the movie version of this has been started and stopped a few times. Honestly I think it’s for the best, maybe I could wrong, but I imagine the movie version of this to be kinda “hollywood americana”, blahh.
Just started reading this, maybe a bit too ambitious for me, but we’ll see how it goes.
Been reading this for awhile now, I’m in the “part about the killings” and it’s depressing as all hell.
This was a quick and very enjoyable read. The dialogue is snappy and the era just has so much style associated with it. Marlowe is just so badass and a bastard to boot, but he still gets laid in the end, haha. I definitely want to read some more Chandler after reading this, my first.
Quick and easy read, set in an interesting historical period. Not that well written, very robotic at times, (although this could be part translation), but still enjoyable. I read it very quickly and I enjoyed the distraction.
This was disappointing, definitely not his best work. Having said that it was relaxing to read and there was just enough to keep me going.
So this book here only took me 14 months to read! It was very confusing and I probably missed a lot of deeper meanings happening, but overall I enjoyed it. Probably because of the historical adventure kind of theme, I love the era that this is set in.