Extra Books – January 9 to 16

  • Blindness by Jose Saramago
    • Published: October 1997 (English)
    • Genre: Realism
    • Why I picked it up: Current favourite author
    • Rating: 4 stars
    • Challenges: Global | 100+
    • My Thoughts: 
      • Still in love with Saramago’s writing style. ‘Nuff said about that.
      • What sets this novel apart from the previous two I read by this author is that it is much darker and sinister. I was about 40 pages in when I started to realize that. The rules given kind of worried me a bit and that was when I realized this wasn’t going to be a very happy book. Which is okay. I really liked it. I’m interested in what the sequel is about…
  • The Wisdom of Alexander the Great by Lance Kurke
    • Published: September 2004
    • Genre: Non-fiction
    • Why I picked it up: Needed to read it for school :/
    • Challenges: 100+
    • My Thoughts:
      • Meh. Not bad. I had to read it for my government business relations class…I didn’t care about the business parts (harhar), but the stories about Alexander were very intriguing. I’m going to look through the bibliography to find a couple more books to read about him.