Saturday, March 14, 2009

Let's Book Club!: The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy

The Sunset Limited is "A Novel in Dramatic Form", which is to say that's its a play, a conversation, between White, a Professor, and Black, a recovering addict. The setting, the writing, and the mood all kind of fit with McCarthy's other stuff (ie. The Road and No Country for Old Men - I realize there are others but I haven't read any of them), but its definitely not as violent - in as far as its just a conversation set in Black's apartment.

For what it is, its an interesting conversation, but, I feel like it would be a much more interesting in actual play form, rather than just words on a page.

Grade: B-

Up next: Since its Spring Break (woooo!) I might give The Infinite Jest a shot, but I'm thinking I might try and leave that until the summer. Otherwise The Education of a Coach or a book that Liz really liked Cockeyed (the story of a teenager who goes blind - Non-fiction).

1. The Inner Game of Tennis | Timothy Gallwey (134 pages) | A
2. The Last Shot | Darcy Frey (240 pages) | A+
3. The Road | Cormac McCarthy (287 pages) | A+

4. Outliers | Malcolm Gladwell (299 pages) | C+
5. The Last Season | Phil Jackson (304 pages) | B-

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