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Haven't looked at this thread for ages - loads of catching up to do.

 

Having loved The Music of Chance and Leviathan, I am wondering whether to give up on the third Auster in my trilogy, Mr Vertigo. It's well enough written, but (and this isn't a spoiler as it's announced from early on) it's about a boy who levitates. Now I know Auster is way, way too intelligent to just do a silly fantasy so there will be allegories and metaphors and so on, with the walking on water/levitating standing in for something else. But I just can't cope with it. He writes so credibly and his characters are so plausible that I just can't play along with the walking on water bit. And Auster's also far too wise and original to go for a hackneyed trick like the old 'and then he woke up and it had all been a terrible dream' thing, or anything similar (eg madness, delusion, etc). Has anyone reading this read Mr Vertigo, and is it worth finishing?

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Have put Ghosts and Lightning to the side for now and have started Curtis Sittenfield's American Wife. I felt like a good big chunky story.

I read this last year Mm, and it was a very satisfying, solid read. Now, if you had asked me, did I want to read an account of the life of Laura Bush I would have told you to get on your bike, but well-written fiction can take you down some odd paths. It could probably have done with a little editing but I never felt like giving up.

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I'm reading War & Peace - simply because it's on my list of things to do before I'm 30...so I have until August to finish it.

 

And when I'm after something lighter, I'm also reading The Queen's Fool - Philippa Gregory. I enjoyed The Other Boleyn Girl so hopefully this one will be as good. :)

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I'm reading one that I picked up at a market...It was one of those random...I'll give it a go and see if it's any good type books.

 

The Perfect Husband - Lisa Gardner

 

I believe it's a crime/thriller type book which I have only just gotten into...I usually read more fantasy style books...David Eddings and so on.

So far it's good...

 

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I read this last year Mm, and it was a very satisfying, solid read. Now, if you had asked me, did I want to read an account of the life of Laura Bush I would have told you to get on your bike...

Eek, I didn't know that is who it is based on. Is it very true to life? Did all the Andrew stuff really happen?

I've just got to the proposal (not really a spoiler, given the title!), and I'm trying hard not to imagine Dubya in the hunky boyfriend role...

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Eek, I didn't know that is who it is based on. Is it very true to life? Did all the Andrew stuff really happen?

I've just got to the proposal (not really a spoiler, given the title!), and I'm trying hard not to imagine Dubya in the hunky boyfriend role...

Don't know about the Andrew stuff, but she was a democrat and a children's librarian and married against type. Best not to know too much!

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