Friday, October 30, 2009

28. Digital Fortress

Digital Fortress Dan Brown
October 2009

After reading Love in the Time of Cholera I needed to read something with a controlling plot line and a little suspense. Where else would I turn besides Dan Brown?

I have only read Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, so I was excited to try something else of his. It was just as exciting and thrilling as I anticipated. I'm glad I went back to the basics because my reading was getting a little monotonous. Whenever in need... turn to Dan Brown.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

27. Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez
October 2009

Okay. Wow. That took me a while to read. Granted I've started grad school and just become a lot more busy all around, but still, a month!

Not only did my schedule contribute to the long reading time, but also this book! I really wanted to read this because its on all of the "must read" lists and so many friends have said that its their favorite books. Good Lord I hope they are lying. Marquez barely tells a story here. The book is almost entirely character development. Sure there's a pretty interesting underlying story throughout the novel, but in the end I felt that I knew characters but little about what happened with them. There was no build to a climax, it was just a slow and steady narrative the whole book.

I get why people liked it and I think I understand why its a "must read." But One Hundred Years of Solitude is also on all the lists and I'm going to have to build up the courage to start that one.