This afternoon I finished “Freedom’s Ransom” by Anne McCaffrey. I highly recommend this book, and the others in the series.
Since the sky was blue and the sun was shining I sat outside and began The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. I am about 50 pages into it now. This is the book my book club chose to read. Now at page 48 I must admit I am puzzled by it. This appears to be a book within a book within a book. And you bounce from the “real” people to the “book characters” to the “story the book characters are making up”. I have never read anything quite like this. I don’t know if this is indicitive of Canadian authors. Please don’t take it as such. I’m sure that you are probably thinking this book might be a little much. Well never fear, I shall continue to post my thoughts about it and hopefully this will become a recommend. Otherwise you will just hear about it and can choose for yourself if you would like to try the 521 page book out for yourself.
It appears to be that the book is about the sister of an author that dies just after WW2. The “book inside the book” is about young lovers. The “book inside the book inside the book” is a very odd science fiction story that the unnamed (thus far) man is telling his as yet unnamed girlfriend.
If you have any thoughts about this book, please feel free to post them. I’d love to hear your thoughts about this book.
Now, I must throw my laundry in the dryer, get a drink of water, catch up on my journal reading, and watch Gilmore Girls followed by Charmed which I am taping for velvetcat.
Blinded by the light – hehe
Give it time, it will grow on you, I swear. Canadian writers will grow on you 😉 you see it’s the long winters. Perhaps Canadian television would even grow on you over a long long time…
Seriously, I have to admire Atwood’s skill, I mean how can we not, at weaving these stories together. I became enthralled with each, I had to know what happened.
Lady Ozma said:
Re: Blinded by the light – hehe
I’m hoping it will grow on me. It is hard to tell in a book this length by the first 50 pages.
I love English writers so I will probably enjoy Atwood. Hmmm, you know Canadian TV probably would grow on me. It would probably make more sense to me than some of the American shows out there! hehe But I bet it is the long winter. I mean, what else are you going to do up there in Canada when it is cold 11 months out of the year? I live in Ohio and we are cold 9 months out of the year! You gotta have something to do!
I haven’t read any today. I will read in a bit. I’ll definately let you know.