Now Reading: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Fine, I’m reading it, okay? Now stop asking.
Just Finished: A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers.
So, as you may recall, Dave Eggers was recommended to me based on a complex mathematical algorithm that took into account my personal tastes based on how I rated a bunch of books that I wanted to get rid of. I didn’t know quite what to expect upon reading this book, but was quite pleasantly surprised. In fact, it seemed eerily familiar, almost as though it were something I, myself, would have written.
So, what is the heartbreaking work of staggering genius? It’s the story of a young man and his kid brother who lose their parents and then move to California. Most of it has more to do with the narrator’s internal state, his reaction to events around him, than to the events themselves. I quite liked it.