June 29, 2008

The Sunday Salon

There has been no time to read today since we've had family visiting for the weekend. In fact, during the last week I've only read about 150 pages. I'm halfway through Chocolat by Joanne Harris for my book group that meets tomorrow but it's another of those books that is just not for me. I will say that Harris' descriptions of chocolate make my mouth water.

Last weekend I read several short stories from Carson McCullers The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Other Stories. Now here's a writer I can get into. She sure can draw some interesting and 3 dimensional characters. I can't wait to be done with Chocolat so I can read some more McCullers.


Anonymous said...

What a relief to find someone else who didn't like 'Chocolat'. It was one of those very rare occasions where I thought the film was better than the novel.

Anonymous said...

Chocolat was blah, I liked the movie so much better. Of course that's prob because I saw the movie *first*.

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Carrie K said...

Haven't read the book or seen the movie but I've eaten some....does that count? :)

Carson McCullers. Now there's a writer.

Petunia said...

Table-I have the movie waiting for me. I hope i like it better.

KBook-blah is a good description. The ending was very anticlimatic.

Carrie-yes, McCullers is more my style.