Monday, October 27, 2008

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad

This month's Book Club book so I thought I'd read it anyway, even though I suspected it would be like the other books I've read recently about Afganistan. The author lived with the bookseller and his family for four months and so it's an authentic account of life in Afganistan. Very interesting and revealling and I think on a par with "The Kite Runer" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns".

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

I found this in the apartment....not sure who left it. It's very American in style, a love story told by a man well into his 80s with a wife who has alzheimer. A quick, easy read but I didn't find the style too exciting.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Eye in the Door by Pat Barker

The second book in the Regeneration Trilogy and just as good as the first. This book concentrates more on Billy Prior (from the first book) and reinforces the difficult decisions people had to make during the war.