I liked this book more than I thought I would. At the end of summer term/beginning of fall I thought I would challenge myself to read 100 pages a day. I lasted about a month into the fall semester. I think reading 100 pages a day really kept me in this book though. Otherwise I might have put it down and not picked it up again.
I haven't read that many Christopher Moores and I've probably liked less than that. I loved Lamb, but the rest have kind of fallen flat. I enjoyed this one more than any of the others I've read. It's an interesting mix of history, fantasy, comedy, and mystery. I didn't see the ending coming in a good way.
Reading this for my IRL book club, which is happening in 7 days. The book was decided months ago, and I really should have requested it earlier. On the plus side, I've read this before, so if I really had to, I could skip to the last chapter, reread that, and then limp along during the meeting without too much difficulty (I hope). There's always at least one person who hasn't finished reading, or even necessarily started, so maybe I'll be that person this time around.
Go here for the books I read in August this year!
As fun as the cartoon had been!
I'm beginning to appreciate Tepper's writing I think. This book started the way most books based on a dichotomous society would start. The women were good for breeding and whoring. The men enlisted in the military and lorded over the women. But the twist at the end took me by surprise! Read my appreciation of her other book here.
While political strife forms the backdrop in this book, our focus is on one family trying to get through all the chaos in one piece. I loved every bit of this book! This was my first book by Adichie and I can't wait to try the others.
Irreverent as heck but laugh out loud funny is how I'd describe Moore's humor. In this book, a conman meets The Conman i.e. Coyote, the trickster god. Hilarity ensues!