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. 

The Illumination - Kevin Brockmeier This was probably a good choice for an ebook, because I don't think I focus as well, at least not reading on the computer. And I enjoyed Illumination: Brockmeier's language is beautiful and clearly illustrates different perspectives--though perhaps not strictly the characters voices. I'm sure sure I'd have had the patience if I'd read the physical book, and probably would have been more frustrated with the ending. Also, I think he's trying to say something overarching about humanity in this novel, but quite frankly I have no idea what. Nonetheless, it was a pleasurable and fairly quick read.

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