Friday, April 15, 2011

Two more books

Last Night at the Lobster: Stewart O'Nan
Short small book. Wistful, kinda. Snapshot of a last shift on a closing Red Lobster. Good.

The Year of Magical Thinking: Joan Didion
Subjective and Objective analysis of grief and mourning after her husband dies. Really well done; intellectualized yet not.

Going to the library today. We'll see what I pick up.


laura b. said...

BOTH books I've wanted to read. I have enjoyed some other O'Nan books. I really liked Good Wife and Songs for the Missing.
Definitely want to read the Didion book.
Hope you find some good ones at the library!

Kathie said...

I loved the Year of Magical Thinking and had problems putting it down for oh things like working, sleeping, cooking. It really was a great book and I learned a lot about New York publishing as well.

Churlita said...

I love your quick book reviews. I've always wanted to read Joan Didion.

NoRegrets said...

Laura, you should indeed read both.

Kathie - thanks for visiting and commenting! I needed to take the book in shorter bursts to really think about it, but yes, it was packed with information.

Churlita - thanks, and do it!