The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead: Impressions

The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead: Impressions

The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead was a uniquely interesting if not entirely enjoyable novel. It’s been on my TBR list for years, after a good friend told me I absolutely had to read this book (I can’t recall whether or not he gave me a specific reason, but I do remember the emphaticalness of his […]

Too many books in the air

Too many books in the air

I am reading too many books at the moment, or maybe just the right amount. As I mentioned previously, I’ve embarked on a journey with Infinite Jest, the coconspirator’s favorite book. While it is quite good and insightful, I’m still early in (about a fifth in) and having a little trouble gathering momentum. The book […]

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: Impressions

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: Impressions

  In Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell manages to connect the past, present, and two levels of dystopian futures in an engaging and insightful novel consisting of loosely interlocking narratives told in drastically different styles. The structure is very different from anything I’ve read before – it is somewhat modeled after Italo Calvino’s If on a […]