Thursday, November 04, 2010

Read in October 2010

Rats. Posted this late again.

Ah well.

"Two caravans" by Marina Lewycka was a nice find (romance, humour, insights to the life and plight of Eastern European transitory migrant workers).

Here's a graphic novel that proved why it's highly recommended -- "Persepolis: The story of a childhood" by Marjane Satrapi.

Halo: Uprising
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Two Caravans
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Batman: The Killing Joke
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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
[RoughNotes | NLBsearchplus]

Living a Charmed Life: Your Guide to Finding Magic in Every Moment of Every Day
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Peng's Complete Treasury of Chinese Radicals
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The Dresden Files: Storm Front (Dresden Files (Dynamite))
[RoughNotes | NLBsearchplus]

2 comments:

  1. Two caravans is a more difficult novel than its predecessor, however. As it progresses, Lewycka attempts to delve into the darkest facets of economic migration and Western capitalism - the brutality of intensive poultry farming; the slum-like immigrant hostels on the coast; the vicious exploitation of illegal workers; and, most sinister of all, human trafficking. And therein lies the problem.

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  2. Thanks for the comment, Simon. I found Two Caravans quite accessible, really. Definitely going to check out Lewycka's earlier work.

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