It’s the sadly lacking reviews that are bad here. These are not necessarily bad books. I’m merely keeping a random record of what I’ve been reading. For my own amusement I guess, since I’m not exactly being a helpful librarian here.
Child of divorced parents grows up to be dysfunctional artist while making poor relationship choices and keeps us in suspense wondering which man is possibly the least likely to make her even more crazy than she is already.Harold goes out to mail a letter to an old friend and just keeps walking, convinced that as long as he keeps going (for six hundred miles to deliver it in person), she will not die. He gets blisters, among other things. Obnoxious and self-centered book editor with lofty ambitions takes an entire book to figure out what he REALLY wants but it finally ends well so I guess that’s something.Tragic car accident, memory loss, unhappy marriages, lovers separated by circumstances and bizarre complications, not to mention willful stupidity; ultimately unclear why they both don’t just run out into traffic and end the insanity.Artistic and talented teenagers from New York meet at a summer camp and their lives unfold into adulthood and parenthood and middle-aged success and failure until none of them are really all that interesting anymore.A novel about sisters named Imperia (Perri), Olympia (Pia), and Augusta (Gus) who continue their childhood role-playing for forty years without noticing how dumb that is.In a small Lao village a woman is shot and killed during a burglary and burned at her funeral; three days later she is back in her house, now a clairvoyant who can speak to the dead. And after that it just gets weird.This one I started and finished today. It’s a series of short yet poetic vignettes by Ru, a Vietnamese girl who goes from her palatial childhood home in Saigon to a crowded and muddy Malaysian refugee camp, and then across the ocean as one of the boat people to a new life in Quebec. I really liked this one. A few well-chosen words can paint the most vivid pictures.