i'm a reading machine right now. i began ready player one and am enjoying it so far, but that's not saying much. since my last book post i was also enjoying fin & lady, but i'm afraid that enjoyment was short-lived. i really wanted to like it especially since a friend with similar book taste loved it, but alas i could not. for me the story could not overcome the bizarre ghostly narrator and overall poor writing. i hope this isn't becoming a fiction-based theme with me, but if it is i am prepared to read it out. and well, i thought a dystopian sci fi about a virtual reality world might jar me out of it.
i discovered the lady in gold accidently when i went over to check out the hare with the amber eyes which my friend suzanne was raving about. oy. i started the sample and before i knew it was in the throes of a full-on book crush. i still am. fascinating. unputdownable.
from an NPR review:
During World War II, the Nazis stripped Jews of their belongings, including many pieces of art. Some of these were returned after long legal battles. Author Anne Marie O'Connor's new book, The Lady in Gold, tells the story behind one of the most famous cases, Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.
and all of that brings me to van gogh the life. i am now officially dying to get into the van gogh museum in amsterdam. if i don't finish it first, i'll bring this enormous tome with me. perhaps reading it on my kindle while cozied up in my apartment overlooking the canal. it's important that i string those 5 words together as much as possible between now and the next few weeks. for, you know, obvious reasons.
do share your latest book crush. curious cats want to know!