Sunday, December 3, 2017

good novel, good non-fiction

An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic, 2017,by Daniel Mendelsohn. He is a classics prof at a university in NY and he does write about the Odyssey but the book is mostly about his father, and fathers and sons, and it is a very good book. Very insightful and really interesting to read. It is an odyssey in many different ways.

Finished The Soul of and Octopus by Sy Montgomery and it was a really interesting book too. Smart, perceptive, misunderstood creatures lurking in the oceans.

And the novel, Pachinko, 2017 by Min Jin Lee is a long but very good book. Interesting to read about Koreans in Japan, about which I knew nothing. Such racism, and for so long. Good story, good characters.