Thanks to the flashreadathon I am more than half way through The Paying Guests. I read a lot of it on Friday evening and Saturday. I worked Sunday so I didn’t have huge chunks of time. I find the book very unsettling, particularly the events of the middle section. What I’m most impressed about is how the characters’ subtle intentions grow into powerful relationships. An evening of drunkenness and one of medical crisis are so powerfully written, I wanted to turn away and not watch like a bystander at a traffic accident. Sex scenes are also passionately written.
I am beginning Orange is the New Black, a book I would likely not be reading except that it is a book club pick. Should be an interesting follow-up to the non-fiction Just Mercy as book group compares prison conditions – both fictional and non. Have not watched the television show. New to me. Guess I’ll find out.
And still working on Rebel Yell and The Body Keeps the Score.
The Paying Guests sounds good so far from what you're saying. I'll be interested to hear what you say about Orange is the New Black. I haven't read it yet, but it seems important in what it has to say.ReplyDelete
Read Just Mercy instead. Orange is the New Black is an ultimately forgettable memoir.ReplyDelete