Monday, June 7, 2010

Recent Reads: Ladies Under Choke Rye

Ladies And Gentlemen The Bible! -  by Jonathan Goldstein
 My take on it:  Hilarious, though a tad tedious towards the end.  

Under The Volcano: A Novel - by Malcolm Lowry  
My take on it:  Hard work and heavy duty, but brilliantly written and evocative. 

 Choke - by Chuck Palahniuk   
My take on it: OMG - I loved it!  Fast & funny; I wolfed it down! 


Rabbit at Rest - by John Updike   
My take on it:  I love Harry Angstrom.  I've read the whole Rabbit series.   Loved all of them, old friends, neighbours, family.  I know these people.  

The Catcher in the Rye - by JD Salinger
This is a fantastic book and I really enjoyed re-reading it.   Worth another look if you only read it in high school.


  1. Oh, good selections! Well, okay, I'll admit the only one I recognized was The Catcher in the Rye. I've heard of John Updike, but never this book.

    But I always love to see the kind of books that authors are reading. Thanks for sharing! I also struggle to read while writing--and it's even harder to read in my own genre when I'm in the midst of a first draft.

  2. Palahniuk is a hoot! I'll be reading more of him.

  3. You definitely have eclectic tastes - a good thing for a writer. I'm with you, I find it hard to read in the genre I'm writing. But in between manuscripts, I devour books and they always make me want to get back to writing.

    Straight From Hel

  4. I havn'y read a one... let us know how they are.