Friday, October 27, 2006
The Amazing Ayelet Waldman, Plus Joshua Braff And Others
One of my bosses recommended Daughter's Keeper by Ayelet Waldman. I read it and loved it very much, and now that I have also read Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, I know that Ayelet Waldman is among my favorite authors. Both of these books are amazing. The characters became very important to me; their lives seemed particularly real. While I was reading Daughter's Keeper, I tried to describe it to my mom one evening. She misunderstood something about one of the characters, and her negative reaction angered me almost on a personal level, because I was so involved with the character at that point. These two books are definitely worth your time and attention.
The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff is both depressing and maddening as hell, but also pretty funny at times. I have to confess, though, what made me finally pick up a copy and read it was a recommendation from the author's younger brother, the fairly famous Zach Braff, in some magazine.
Two other books I have read since last sharing are I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith and Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot