Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Here Comes the List

I have been reading this summer and some of these below, I've already reviewed or mentioned. There will be more to come on that front, but just to keep up with the official numbers:

20. Small Steps by Louis Sachar

21. Loser by Jerry Spinelli

22. Eggs by Jerry Spinelli

23. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

24. The Queen's Lover by Francine du Plessix Gray

Also, Short Story #3

3. The Miniature Wife by Manuel Gonzalez

I didn't have time to read more than the titular story in the book I borrowed from the library.

Ay carumba, it was terrifying! Imagine a combination of Honey! I Shrunk the Kids, Gulliver's encounter with the Lilliputians, and the end of any run-of-the-mill horror flick, and you've got a pretty good idea of where this is headed. Gonzalez has a clean, sardonic prose that reminds me of soulless male narrators from Ishiguro to Rushdie. It's not my favorite style, but I imagine many modern-literary types would be intrigued.

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