13 August 2007

A good book

So Norwegian Wood, a gift from former hero and mentor Mr. Neal, is pretty good. More than pretty good. It was caught up in what I think is important about the novel: the moment. We're talking about the little things that happen in life, the shutting of a refrigerator door. A call after death. Also, it explains, through these sorts of moments, what it means to be an immigrant.

It also shows some of the finest--or more importantly, real--explanations of regret in a novel. The kind of regret that define someone and shows up in the oddest times. But it manages to explain regret in the light of the rest of one's life.

Anyway, I encourage you to please, check it out. Now, onto Bellow's Henderson the Rain King.
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