Monday, May 18, 2009

New Books!

A little late in the day, I know, but my train left at 5:42 in the morning, got back at 8, and then I had to go straight from the train station to work. I am finally home for the first time since Saturday afternoon.

But anyway, here is Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler's The Crimes of Paris, which I won in two bloggy giveaways! One was in April and the other was a couple of weeks ago. I don't know if I'm only getting one book or if I'll end up with two. I didn't even mean to enter the second one. I just commented on his post and got automatically entered!

This is Roberto BolaƱo's 2666. I ordered it from Amazon for the reading challenge I'll be participating in.

I am currently three-quarters of the way through The Crimes of Paris. I should have it finished tonight. But first I'll be posting about Michael McGerr's A Fierce Discontent.


Sandra said...

Funny enough I've never enjoyed true crime stories. I look forward to your thoughts on it though. I read the first section of 2666, about 160 pages, and had to return it to the library. Not sure if I want to go on with it though. I hope it gets more exciting after that. I look forward to your thoughts on that one too. I usually love big books and that one is a dandy. Enjoy.

E. L. Fay said...

The Crimes of Paris is actually about several different crimes. And it's not just crimes - it's also about the social, artistic, and intellectual ferment that characterized Paris at the turn of the twentieth century. I don't usually read true crime stuff either, but I LOVE history, especially the Modernist era!

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