Mama Bear (martemom) wrote in popfiction,
Mama Bear

This summer I read:
Drowning Ruth
Makes Me Wanna Holler
The Curious Incident of the Dog at Midnight
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Stiff- I was a little disspointed with parts of this book, a non-fiction about corpses. It was very interesting at some points, and very boring and dull in other chapters. Luckily, since it was not a story, I could just skip forward when I got to a dull part and still understand. I'd say about 85% of it was really great though, it's worth picking up.

Drowning Ruth- About a crazy woman who is caring for her sister's daughter. A really good mystery fiction that takes place in the early 1900s in WI.

Makes Me Wanna Holler- an autobiography about a black man who grows up in the ghetto, goes to prision and overcomes a lot of negative bullshit. The first half of this book was great, but once he gets out of prision the book is pretty much redundant and whiney. Not that he doesn't have anything to whine about, it just got boring and I found myself wishing it would end.

The Curious Incident of the Dog at Midnight- about an autistic teenager. A fast, easy, entertaining read. I loved it.

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim- not the best of David Sedaris's work, but I still enjoyed it. Since the essays are all separate it's easy to read a chapter and then go back and read another after a few days have passed.
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