the reader in a quiet corner

hi, i'm ceecee. my reading interests can be described as eclectic.

i made this account just in case goodreads implodes, but will be eratically updating here.



The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai The blurb on this book said

"If book reviews just cut to the chase, this one would simply read: This is a terrific novel! Read it!"
-- Ann Harleman, The Boston Globe

Well. How can I say no to that? I bought it, and tried to read it until the first half. It's full of eccentric characters, which I usually like, but this time I just couldn't get into it. I'm pretty sure that if I just persevered enough I would find something good in it, but life is too short. I'll have to read it from the start again if I want to appreciate it, though who knows when I'll be in the mood to stray into its pages again.