Previewing The Next 5 Books
So, oh yeah, would you guys care to know what the next few books are?
With the week off and all the holidays, I totally forgot to give you a heads up on what’s coming, just in case you want to read along with me.
As you already know, I’m of course reading American Pastoral, book 34, as well as A Question of Upbringing–the first book in A Dance To The Music Of Time.
Other than those two, here are the next four on the list, not necessarily in the order in which I’ll read them:
Dog Soldiers: Robert Stone’s novel about a heroine deal gone bad. Sounds like another real pick-me-up.
Death Comes for the Archbishop: I don’t know much about this novel, other than it’s one of the older ones on the list, published in 1927, written by Willa Cather, and deals with Catholicism.
Native Son: Richard Wright’s powerful novel about a 20-year-old African-American boy who lives in a Chicago ghetto in the 1930s. From my understanding of the novel, Wright tries to shed light on why some impoverished people are motivated to commit crimes.
The Power and the Glory: Unbeknownst to me, I selected two novels with a Catholic priests as protagonists. This is the other one. The title is an allusion to the doxology at the end of The Lord’s Prayer. Apparently, I also purchased some kind of old-school edition of this novel–hardback, all black, with white lettering for the novel. The design budget must have been low.
So have you read any of these novels? Any preliminary thoughts?