And this week’s reads are….
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
This book’s so bloody depressing! And the dialogue! It’s bland and repetitive for sure, but it also manages to punch you right in the feels. I watched part of the movie years ago and it’s sad and dark and unfortunately I also remember the ending, so the book is a bit spoiled for me. I’m listening to the audiobook version of this and I think the narrator is doing a good job considering the unusual sentences and the repetitive dialogue.
Everfair by Nisi Shawl
Everfair provides an interesting alternative course of events to the Belgian occupation of the Congo. I was apathetic towards the first half of the book, but I’m finding more emotional connection to the characters and events in the latter portions. This said, I feel like so much more could have been done to draw the reader in and encourage further curiosity and learning about the Congo. I was more engaged with King Leopold’s Ghost which is NONFICTION.