Saturday, September 04, 2010

Cover Story 0005

(a bit) about the authors:
Máirtín Ó'Cadhain
Nick Hornby


  1. Claude,
    I do vividly remember stopping to read Hornsby's book.
    So I went on to read The Black Book of Orhan Pamuk.
    Then ... again tired of Pamuk's style ... I decided ... oh, well ... to go on with Hornby.
    And suddenly I got caught. ...

    To make sure: Glad I read The long way down; afterwards I did even enjoy The Black Book.
    I don't feel the need to read more 'Hornby-books'; having read five novels by Pamuk [two of them most fascinating - despite of his style)) neither I need to read another of Pamuk.
    Re Ó'Cadhain: There is one novel of him I'd like to read. Unfortunately He forbid - as far as I know - to translate it into English.
    Well, [if it's true] his descision.

  2. Thank you. It's good to know what is best, and where to go with new writers.

  3. Claude,
    as I do sometimes tend to sound a bit harsh:
    All books mentioned are worth being read. Otherwise I would not mention them.
    If mentioning a lousy book, I would mention it, either. :)