2002 Books

I make myself write a sentence or two about every book I read, for my own future reference, but isn’t the internet all about sharing odd lists with the world? I’ve finally compiled and formatted my ratings and comments on the books I read in 2002. Essential stats: I read 52 books total, with a rating distribution of 36 ‘+’s, 14 ‘0’s and 2 ‘-‘s, and my favorite books of the year were England, England by Julian Barnes, Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress, Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis, The Code Book by Simon Singh, and The Prime of Miss Jean … Continue reading 2002 Books

Book Reviews

Two more book reviews are up on my review site. The first is for Jane Fairfax by Joan Aiken, a retelling of the events of Emma by Jane Austen, from the perspective of the “other” heroine, Jane Fairfax. It was very fun, and I would definitely recommend it to Austen fans. The other is for A Century of Science Fiction, 1950-1959 edited by Robert Silverberg, a collection of science fiction short stories from, you guessed it, the 1950’s. It’s a pretty good collection – the review has short comments on all of the stories.

New Review

Catching up for lost time I’ve got another book review posted, this one for the very good Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress.

Diverse Reviews

I’ve been doing more off-line than on-line reading recently, which gets you little weblog content, but I do have a couple of new book reviews posted for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark and Miss Wyoming by Douglas Coupland, both of which I rated ‘+’, though Miss Jean Brodie is the better book by far. I haven’t gotten reviews up for them yet, but I’ve also recently read Nancy Kress’s Beggers in Spain which I thought was very good, Michael Cunningham’s The Hours which is interesting if you’ve read Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway (and remember it) but I … Continue reading Diverse Reviews