Mai Yamani

Wednesday reading — highly anticipated

What I've been reading

I read Razorhurst, Justine Larbalestier's book, which sounded really fun—rival mob bosses! ghosts! razors!—but was actually kind of a snooze to read. I thought the present storyline had too much aimless running around and yet the extensive and sometimes haphazard flashbacks made it seem slow. Oh well.

I read A Little Life, which is 700 pages of industrial-strength hurt/comfort cunningly disguised as respectable literary fiction. There is so much whump and yet also so much wish-fulfillment, it is incredibly delicious to read if you're into that sort of thing. The People in the Trees, Hanya Yanagihara's first book, had a much more cerebral plot, and this book is all about the feels. I may have sobbed through the last hundred pages or so.

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the sobbing
Was it like you are drenching the pages and have to put it down to mop up your face kind of sobbing? It can really get in the way of finishing a book that evokes like that, don't you think?
Re: the sobbing
It can be a bit inconvenient, yes! Sometimes I manage to get tears on my glasses and then I have to dry them.
I've been debating reading Razorhurst. I loved Magic or Madness and How to Ditch Your Fairy, but I never quite understood Liar (maybe I need to read it again to make it make sense?).
Hmm, I think Liar would be a good book for rereading. I'm not sure if it would be more or less ambiguous the second time around!