A suspenseful thriller with killer cover art!
'But you are not lawmen?'
'We are the opposite of lawmen.'
….the cover sold me on this one also….
2006 Booker Prize Winner
This page turner has a soundtrack!
Both are collections of short stories, relatively short (under 300 pages), centered around Bosnian/Eastern European culture, war, death, life, bee keeping, humorous, melancholy, intriguing, and well crafted.
I’ma have to give the nod to “Bruno” though because it’s stories are more creative (in format) and diverse (in content). Plus, they tie together nicely.
You should really read both, if you feel so inclined.
DEAD MAN WALKING
A series of essays on “The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father and Son”. The essays are eclectic, covering everything from star-gazing to LEGOS to cougars (human not feline), OCD to Doctor Who.
This title and The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier and Clay are the only two books by Chabon that I enjoy. So there…
For fathers day bitches!
Absurdistan's central character, Misha Vainberg, son of the 1,234th richest man in Russia, reminds me of Confederacy of Dunces's eccentric Ignatius J. Reilly, but with a Russian flare, and Central Asian backdrop. I enjoyed it (of course, that’s why I’m sharin’ the love). Any writer who references the song Ass and Titties and still comes off intelligent is OK by me.NY Times seemed also seemed impressed.