08 March 2006

Recently Read

The History of Love
by Nicole Krauss

An enjoyable piece of escapism for me. This is a well-crafted novel that weaves together the story of a Holocaust survivor, his son, and a girl in search of truth about her father, love, and family. I need a little star-on machine so I can give this book 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.


Fred Johnson said...

Star bellied sneetches are the best on the beaches.

njc said...

The BBC did a reading of that and our local NPR station played a portion every morning from 4:30 to 5:00. A few months ago I needed to be in the hospital by 6:00 so I'd stumble into the bathroom at 4:45 and catch the last 15 minutes or so. I enjoyed it but I never knew what was going on given the early hour and the fact that I came in during the last 2 weeks and only heard snippets at a time. I'll have to check it out some time.