weekend reads Labyrinth to New York

alain robbe Grillet

I am finishing this Novel this evening as my weekend begins , well I am working but this Classic Noveau Roman novel by Alain Robbe-Grillet is a strange journey into a darker seedier new york and the actions of one underground group  in a near future New york of the time , I’m being remind of both Burroughs and Burgess  in some ways .I must admit I love the cover of this copy from the library an old Calder and Boyars with a great piece of typewriter art .

the physics of sorrow

The other book on my radar for reading this weekend is The last of the three novels I was sent from Open letter and the one I have saved as I have really enjoyed the other books from Bulgaria I have read and this story that is described as a modern take on the minotaur story with its narrator following a labyrinth of stories The Physics of sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov .Is one of the books  I am most looking forward to this year so far .


There is one last thing and that is this The last NME as it is before it becomes a free magazine .This was the music paper I read in my youth some of those covers on the cover I remember the Stone roses one which to my shock is from 1989 my god that makes me feel old . But its sad to see the fact so few people buy it now it was viable to sell it but do it as a free music paper (I imagine with a lot more adverts in than now ) .

What is on your weekend tbr ?

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. themapofantarctica
    Sep 04, 2015 @ 18:49:34

    I am finishing off 2 books: Man in the Dark by Paul Auster and Young Skins by Colin Barrett – enjoy!


  2. themapofantarctica
    Sep 04, 2015 @ 18:50:40

    Physics of Sorrow looks great – I love Open Letter Press!


  3. anafichesdelectures
    Sep 05, 2015 @ 19:14:40

    I’m currently reading one of the Man Booker 2015 longlist novel : “The Moor’s Account” by Laila Lalami. I’m a third into it and I’m enjoying it so far. Seems promising. So much better than “The Illuminations” by Andrew O’Hagan. It had so much potential but remained undeveloped ( 3🌟 read for me). Have a great weekend.


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September 2015


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