Reading A Million Little Pieces, by James Frey. Recently she read The Bonfire of the Vanities, by Tom Wolfe and One Hundred Years in Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez.

Her favorite book of all time--House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende. Another favorite is We the Living, Ayn Rand's first novel, which she and her mother both read.

What she looks for most in a book is strong character development.


Alex said...

I thought this book was very depressing.

The Ghostis said...

I see this book everywhere and am always very curious about it. I assume it is rather popular. How is it depressing?

alex said...

It was recommended by Oprah, and then there was a big media flap about it because it's marketed as non-fiction, when really it is fictional. She made the author appologize on TV I think.

The book is about drug abuse, and I found the main character to be very unlikeable.

The book is reasonably entertaining, and interesting though (although I do remember thinking his writing style was annoying). I'm not un-recommending it, unless maybe you don't like depressing things.

Special K said...

Yeah, Oprah went totally bats because she felt personally betrayed, also she was upset because she recommended this book and felt like a fool after it was outed as, indeed, not non-fiction. I found the whole thing (Oprah and the "outcry" in the press) ridiculous.

House of Spirits is REALLY good. (: