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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
Life of Pi - Yann Martel Overall, I enjoyed Life of Pi, especially the psychological twist at the end. I have to admit though, the first part of the novel was often so tedious that I considered abandoning it. That, along with Mr. Martel's tendency towards endless listing of items pumped up the word count for skimming. Some actions and dialogue were inspired, some seemed over-the-top. Looking back now, my enjoyment outweighs my disgruntlement. The story is imaginative and well expressed. I love the ending, which cast new light on the journey and occupied my thoughts for hours after I read the final page.