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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

Henderson the Rain King (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

Henderson the Rain King - Saul  Bellow Henderson is a great character. An emotional bull in a china shop. Impulsive. Impetuous. Never satisfied. Wanting to please everybody, but doing a horrible job at it. However, he is aware of these things and he sets out on an African adventure to discover himself, and hopefully change. I enjoyed the story and the characters, and I liked where the revealing journey took Henderson, which might not be anywhere at all.