Mining the Depths

I'll read almost anything and love what captures my imagination. Best of all is responding to books in the larger cultural sense, loving or loathsome. Literature should have a place in the wider world.


And I'm another GoodReads refugee. 

Independent People - John A. Thompson, Halldór Laxness This book left me flattened. I honestly don't know what I can say about it, though it's clearly a great book. More time isn't enough, I'll have to read it again—preferably with a character sheet, and a map, and at least a general knowledge of Icelandic history, of which I know so little—although, in some ways I think I've picked up a bit. Independent People is epic and brutal and funny and starkly beautiful. I don't know what to make of this book, but it's probably one of the strongest works I've ever read.

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