Some books I've been reading lately...
I picked this up for 5 euro in HMV a few weeks back. It's very good. Anyone who's watched The Wire knows Simon has a great ear for dialogue and this book chronicling a year (1988) he spent with the Baltimore PD homicide dept displays the same acute ear for dialogue. If you're a fan of The Wire, this is a good read.
This is considered a bit of a classic (it was written in the 1870s) and is about a man who enslaves himself to a woman (Masoch unwittingly gave his name to Masochism). It's not a great read though it is sometimes funny (especially near the end).
This one is very good. Wise and Funny in the way of some east-european writers. If you've ever read any of Milan Kundera's books and like them, you'll probably enjoy this.
I haven't finished this yet but it is wonderful. I think I love it already. Surreal and very funny.
I've been reading more books lately - actual physical books made of paper! - and spending less time online.
It feels good.