Sunday, July 29, 2007

Quick and Dirty

#32 -- "A Corpse on the Dike" by Janwillem van de Wetering (re-read)

Wow, long while since I've actually finished a book. I've been reading a few things lately that are either difficult ("Plowing the Dark" by Richard Powers) or super-long ("The Life of Graham Greene, vol. 2" by Norman Sherry) or varying degrees of both ("Guns, Germs and Steel"). I needed a little palate cleanser, so I went back to the JVDW well.

Not much to say that I haven't said before -- I'm re-reading these in the order they were originally written, and I think perhaps you can see van de Wetering hitting his stride with this one. It's quirky, but in an entertaining and creative way, not an annoying They Might Be Giants way.

Back at work. I wish that weren't the case.

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