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Chance's Take on Books

I'm a novelist who loves to read and discuss all things word-bound.

Currently reading

Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style
Virginia Tufte
The Chicago Manual of Style
John Grossman, Margaret D. Mahan
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Steve Earle
Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert Boring in general, but the irritating factor is the prolonged whining and self-absorption of the main character marketed as a spiritual journey. The most telling aspect is that the character had no guidance. She ate her way through Italy, spent time at the ashram without the presence of the guru, and dated during the last leg of her vacation. Time healed her wound, if you can call it that, but the character didn't really change. She hardly broke any spiritual ground. If I had only expected a light romance, I wouldn't have been so disappointed.