torsdag 5 januari 2017

The Year of Reading Dangerously

Jo då, jag blev klar till slut. Han är jäkligt rolig Miller, jag gillar verkligen hans humor. Men jädrar anåda vad många svåra ord han använder.

A working father whose life no longer feels like his own discovers the transforming powers of great (and downright terrible) literature in this laugh-out-loud memoir.

Andy Miller had a job he quite liked, a family he loved, and no time at all for reading. Or so he kept telling himself. But, no matter how busy or tired he was, something kept niggling at him. Books. Books he'd always wanted to read. Books he'd said he'd read that he actually hadn't. Books that whispered the promise of escape from the daily grind. And so, with the turn of a page, Andy began a year of reading that was to transform his life completely.

This book is Andy's inspirational and very funny account of his expedition through literature: classic, cult, and everything in between. Beginning with a copy of Bulgakov's Master and Margarita that he happens to find one day in a bookstore, he embarks on a literary odyssey. From Middlemarch to Anna Karenina to A Confederacy of Dunces, this is a heartfelt, humorous, and honest examination of what it means to be a reader, and a witty and insightful journey of discovery and soul-searching that celebrates the abiding miracle of the book and the power of reading.

Och som tidigare sagt, han har inspirerat mig till att åter ta tag i det där med klassiker.

Recension i The Guardian

4 kommentarer:

A-C sa...

Tack för böckerna! Jag har inte läst, så det ska bli spännande ��

Scylla sa...

Så bra! Då får vi se vad du tycker :)

Kristin sa...

Intressant, den måste jag leta upp och läsa!

Scylla sa...

Jag skickar den Kristin!