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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

Rabbit at Rest

Rabbit at Rest - John Updike This final book in the Rabbit series is certainly the best of the four. With Rabbit in the later stages in life, with heart problems, you initially get the hope that he will finally come to his senses and change his ways, becoming less reckless and irresponsible. However, he continues to be such a wonderfully irritating character, one that I won't soon forget. I enjoyed this 30-year window into the life of a dysfunctional family, led by a master of dysfunction, one who laments his life and wants it to be better, but single-handedly prevents this from happening, with every chance he gets.