Meandering Em's

Passion is books, photography, running and traveling. Also passionate about environmental issues.

Great House: A Novel - Nicole Krauss This book is a set of separate stories about four different families whose lives touch because of a large desk. It seems far-fetched, but with the imagination of Nicole Krauss, it meshes. Although I had some difficulty getting into the book, I soon became enthralled with the stories and had difficulty putting the book down.The language in the book is mostly enchanting. However, one paragraph could sometimes run more than one page. The author did not use quotation marks to indicate spoken words or separate the quotes into separate paragraphs. This occasionally caused confusion as to whom was speaking. It was for this reason only that the book did not get 5 stars. I don't understand this trend to violate rules of grammar. It detracts from the story.I especially related to the pain of a father trying to understand his son. I easily related since I have a son with Aspergers, which makes it difficult to understand his thoughts, motives and actions.Overall, highly recommended.

Currently reading

The Waiting Years
Fumiko Enchi
Progress: 94/208 pages
Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock
Derrick Z. Jackson, Stephen W. Kress
Progress: 33/376 pages