I think today was a much needed reading day for me. I finished Middlesex and then started and finished The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
I had been reading Middlesex for a few weeks now and it was great to finally finish it because it started to get to the stage where I loved it so much I wanted to keep reading on and on.
(Side-note: the phrase “catatonia without; frenzy within" has been cemeted in my brain since I read it on pg 326. This was probably the point where the book went from being really good to amazing.)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was just really depressing. Relentlessly so, I think. It was very well written and the voice of Christopher, in terms of his grasp on the world, brought to mind Oskar in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, so I really admired Haddon’s ability to get inside the head of his character.
Now I move onto the behemoth that has been sitting on my desk since Tuesday, Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves. And exam/assignment time is just around the corner. I wonder whether this will have as much an impact upon my study as reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo all night instead of getting a good night’s sleep.
Right - I’m gonna stop writing about books now. Cool cool.
It got Michael Scott, and then Tobias Funke, and then Boman and I did Terminator and it got it!
Mine correctly guessed Leslie Knope, The Cheshire Cat, and Brian Kinney from QAF. So, the three most important characters in all of characters. EDIT: IT JUST GOT DRIVER! That is awesomely awesome. And Louie from The State! The only one it hasn’t gotten was El Chupacabra, and I kind of don’t blame it.
It got Gordon Cole. GORDON COLE. Colour me impressed.