Peter M Howard ::

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On Literature

07May2009 [books]
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In which I discover that maybe Literature isn’t so bad after all, and might even be a new addiction

So I visited Dymocks today — their one-day-only 20%-off-for-members got me in, along with the fact that I’ve managed to get through a few books lately and my to read pile is getting low.

I’ve gone in there and decided, after some recent discussions, to overcome my previous snobbishness and check out the ‘Literature’ section (I always avoided it ‘cos it sounded just a little too high-falutin’). Big mistake. Turns out I already read a lot of ‘Literature’, just without knowing it, and yeah, it’s the kind of fiction I actually like. Lots of authors and titles I half recognised, and dozens of books I need to add to my to read pile.

So, for starters, I’ve picked up Haruki Murakami’s After Dark, Charles Bukowski’s Pulp, and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Assuming they go well, I’ll be back for more.

I fear that this little discovery — of a whole ‘nother genre — may become expensive.

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