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Wanda's Book Reviews

I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles.  (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).

Currently reading

A Fatal Grace
Louise Penny
Progress: 234/416 pages
Lord Peter Views the Body
Dorothy L. Sayers
The Borrower
Rebecca Makkai
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Alfred Birnbaum, Haruki Murakami

Reading progress update: I've read 74 out of 352 pages.

The Ginger Man - J.P. Donleavy

The cover blurb waxes poetic about how funny this novel is.

 

I see no evidence of that.  So far, Sebastian is a complete bastard--he's punched his wife, threatened to suffocate his daughter, lied through his teeth, stolen money from his wife, refused to get the landlord to fix the plumbing, and pursued young women.

 

He's a bastard.

 

And if this is semi-autobiographical, as I have read, I don't think I like Donleavy too much either.