Currently reading

Paul Hanley
A Month in the Country
Michael Holroyd, J.L. Carr
A Tale of the Dispossessed: A Novel
Laura Restrepo, Dolores M. Koch
Mesabi Pioneers
Jeffrey Smith, Russell Hill
The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
Jon Rothschild, Amin Maalouf
Island of a Thousand Mirrors
Nayomi Munaweera

The Islanders

The Islanders - Christopher Priest This is a very peculiar little book, part travel guide (to fictional lands), part short story, part documentary (also fictional). It asks some interesting questions. It was a four-star for me about halfway through... I was beginning to put together some interesting story lines. In the end, though, they didn't go much of anywhere. And the end, the end was just plain weird. So maybe the point was to pull me into a story line and then surprise me by hitting me with dead ends. But other than some nice pieces of writing here and there, it didn't end up wowing me.