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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

Little Bee: A Novel

Little Bee - Chris Cleave This was a decent book. It read quickly, was easy to follow, and held my interest. However, it didn't "blow me away", and I wouldn't call it "stunning", as some of the reviews on the back would suggest. Also, I'd be lying if I said that the pretentious back-jacket "We don't want to tell you what happens in this book" blurb didn't rub me the wrong way before I even read page 1. A good choice, though, if you're looking for something quick to read, even if some of the things in the book might raise your "Hmm, I'm not sure that would really happen" hackles.