24 August 2010

2010's Book #5

Trilogia della città di K. by Agota Kristof.

Oh. My. God.

I'm still digesting it. What a strange and depressing book. If it weren't written so well, i'd have put it down after the first 50 pages. It is a celebration of the misery, despair and wretchedness that is life. I could never relate to the characters in this book, mainly because i have a different (read: positive) outlook on life, plus that fact that the cards that i've been dealt until now haven't been too bad, a full house every now and then and lots of two pairs that save my ass.

Seriously, i had to read an issue of Paperino just to get the taste out of my mouth...errr, mind. And i'm still processing!

So, where are we on Book List 2010...
  1. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
  2. Other Voices, Other Rooms, Truman Capote
  3. L'amore dell'assassino, Massimo Carlotto
  4. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
  5. Trilogia della citta di K., Agota Kristof

Five, not counting rereading of the italian edition of Bukowski's Hot Water Music. Y'know, working-on-my-tan summer reading.

Misfires: i keep thinking that i've missed a book somewhere, but it's probably the Roxy Music book i keep trying to read, Re-make/Re-model: Becoming Roxy Music by Michael Bracewell. Much as Roxy is one of my favorite bands, and 60s Pop Art is one of my favorite all-around subjects, this book just isn't doing it for me. I might have read maybe 20 pages so far. And i tried to read Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar. My mistake is that's what i picked up after Trilogia. Big mistake. Ten pages and i said "later." Maybe at a later, lighter date.

Going from print to TV, since when and (more importantly) why has RaiTre become the Telenovela Channel? If i were more conspiracy-minded...

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