novella reading weekend start post

Simon over at stuck in books ,ask people to join in Novella reading weekend well I started last night with a funny dirty little war by the Argentina writer Osvaldo Soriano .a book that follows a village splitting and fighting as peronist and non peronist’s .a fast paced book so far and a new argentina writer to me .

next on pile after this is The Pearl John Steinbeck

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rob
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 08:10:39

    Sounds like a fun challenge, Stu. Glad you’re giving something of a nod to Steinbeck too. The Pearl is OK but given that he’s working in the confines of retelling a traditional tale, it’s not his best literary creation. Still enjoyable reading though.
    Good luck with the challenge
    Rob

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    • winstonsdad
      Dec 04, 2010 @ 19:11:20

      It was ok rob Just finished it hard to stray when retelling a story but his writing is always so beautiful even the ordinary of his is better than most others ,all the best stu

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  2. savidgereads
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 18:38:07

    Hope you enjoy all the novella’s Stu. I wanted to join in with this but seem to have been hit by the dreaded readers block!

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  3. Bina
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 19:22:58

    Those look like interesting reads. I’m only starting to discover novellas, but I very much enjoyed the ones I read. I’d recommend Chess by Stefan Zweig 🙂

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  4. Bellezza
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 19:58:36

    The Pearl looks especially good to me. I like Steinbeck, even though I don’t read him very often. Have a great time with your ‘challenge’!

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  5. Willa
    Dec 05, 2010 @ 10:29:50

    Great challenge! Good to hear you joined in!

    Reply

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