I do like McCarthy! I just finished The Road. Great book (All The Pretty Horses still ranks as his best for me, shame Throton turned it into such a lame movie), the movie trailer doesn’t look so promising.
The Road was amazing, but the preview didn’t reflect the tone of the book at all. There’s an early review that mentions how the trailer and the movie are very different, which was wonderful to hear. You can read it here: <LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.esquire.com/features/movies/ … eview-0609”>http://www.esquire.com/features/movies/the-road-movie-review-0609</LINK_TEXT> if you haven’t already. It’s a really well written review.
[quote]Have you read Ask the Dust by John Fante ? I read it last summer and I was blown away by the amazing style. I rarely had such feelings, except when I do read Salinger, which I love above all.[/quote]
No, I haven’t read it, but I’m always looking for suggestions!!
I haven’t been reading nearly enough lately, but I’m back on track. I finished Child of God by McCarthy and I was deeply disturbed. I don’t want to say that it was a great book, because it wasn’t enjoyable in the usual sense, but it was very well done.
Dogs and Water (comic) - I thought had an ok premise but ended just as it was actually beginning to get interesting.
Galapagos (Vonnegut) - I really liked it. It’s not at the same level as Slaughter-House 5, but it was really good.
The Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway) - I never got a chance to read this as a kid, so I figured I’d read it now. I enjoy Hemingway’s simple style, and his knowledge of what he’s writing about. You feel like he’s lived these lives and he’s putting a huge piece of himself into each book.
I’m currently reading The Wisdom of Whores (http://www.wisdomofwhores.com/)