So although my blog has been a little slow so far, I promise I have been reading a tonne of books recently – unfortunately they’ve mostly been for my dissertation. For plagiarism reasons, I am wary about discussing these texts until it has been graded. I am beginning to realise that starting a literature blog halfway through dissertation semester was, perhaps, not my greatest idea.
However, I have just returned from a much-needed break in Portugal where I read a few non-dissertation texts, most notably J. G. Ballard’s High Rise, which I intend to post about over the next week or so, in between the frantic post-uni job hunt and looming ‘what am I supposed to do next’ anxieties. Next on my reading list is Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, which, I confess, I have never read before and am thoroughly looking forward to.
Once my dissertation has been graded and sufficient time has passed that I no longer feel an imminent nervous breakdown approaching just thinking about it, expect posts on the post-modern, the Gothic and post-9/11 (or a combination of all three) in texts such as Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, Bret Easton Ellis’ Lunar Park and Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
In the meantime, happy reading!