Thursday, March 15, 2012

Follow Friday: Best Book

Well, as I am not the kind to read a lot of books in one month (well . . . sometimes), I will just focus on the best book I've read this month. (Which, this month, happens NOT to be the ONLY book I've read.) Just a few nights ago, I finished Julian Barnes's The Sense of an Ending. It won the Booker Prize last year, and for good reason. (Review forthcoming.) It's quite a short little thing, but don't let that fool you. Gems on every page. My poor little red pen (or green colored pencil, as it were) was overworked. Do you ever get that weird feeling sometimes like you are underlining more than you are NOT underlining? Well, I had to, otherwise I might not remember some of the best lines . . .

This book gets you thinking, really thinking. About what you've done with your life and what it's meant, and if it's meant something to you and another thing to someone else, and yet another thing to a third person, and how all those dominoes line up and fall down. And then where does that leave you? And where does it leave all those other people? And then these questions (and still others) swirl around and around in your head for days until you get disoriented and decide to read the book again from the start. In other words? An amazing novel--you ought to read it. And now I better stop before I have nothing more to say in my aforementioned forthcoming review. =)

Happy hopping!


parajunkee

12 comments:

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Sounds like an interesting read! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Hope you have a good Friday :)

Here's my FF!

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I'm not familiar with that book. I need to read more literary novels.
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Book Slave said...

Hi there :) just hopping through...

I'm also your newest follower :) Here is my choice...

Feature & Follow

Jamie said...

Just hopping through!

New follower!

Here's our FF

Jamie@Addicted2Heroines

Bob (Beauty in Ruins) said...

Hopping on over . . . thanks for stopping by.

Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

Vanya D. said...

I haven't heard of this book before, but you seem pretty enthusiastic about it:) Glad you liked it :)

New follower :)

Check out my Follow Friday!

Mrs Q Book Addict said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed this one. I haven't heard too much about it.

Amy Neftzger said...

Found your blog through Parajunkie's blog hop and just started following - looking forward to reading more of your posts!

Amy
http://neftzger.blogspot.com

LibrarySnake said...

New follower!

Sounds like a fabulous book. Must add it to my list.

http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/03/q-what-is-best-book-youve-read-in-last.html

The Sagacity Quest said...

First time hearing about it. It sounds intriguing.

Rachel @ Unforgettable Books said...

I really liked your post! Thanks for following me, following you back.

Rachel @ Unforgettable Books said...

I really liked your post! Thanks for following me, following you back.