13 August 2007

A good book

Norwegian Wood, a gift from Neal, is 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 phone call after someone's died. 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.

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