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Infinite Joe

I like challenging books that make you think, and leave you happy that you did. Typically, I find character driven literary fiction the most satisfying, although I in no way think of myself as a serious literary critic.

Currently reading

Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri
Progress: 282/333 pages

Pastoralia

Pastoralia - George Saunders Another great collection by Mr. Saudners, especially the first and last stories in the book. To me, the stories touched on the ways in which we view ourselves, the things we desire to be, and who, when you really get down to it, we actually are. It also deals with the ways we view and interact with others, both inwardly and outwardly. I love how Mr.. Saunders skews the reality of each story so that there are always things that happen to be slightly “off” about the characters or the settings. This was most evident in Pastoralia, where you get a pretty good idea as to what the jobs of the main characters area, but you don’t get the whole story, which leaves some pretty intriguing questions that need to be answered.