Karen (aswanargent) wrote,
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Book report

I just finished Christopher Isherwood's slender novel A Single Man, whose main character is a man called George ("Geo" to some of his friends, though I'm as a loss as to how that's meant to be pronounced). The book follows George through the course of a typical day, from the moment he wakes up in the morning until he's back asleep again that night. Unlike the last couple of books I read, this one takes place practically in my own back yard; George lives in a beach community that's probably meant to be either Santa Monica or Malibu (although Venice Beach is another possibility), and he teaches at a small state college on the other side of Los Angeles. The time is the 1950s or early 1960s. It's a deceptively simple novel, and I have to thank jenni_snake for suggesting I read it. I'd read Isherwood before, but never this work.

Now I really have to pick up the pace of my reading if I want to manage fifty books by the end of the year (something I used to do easily pre-computer). Maybe I should go back to reading on the trip to and from work every day (or at least on the trip home in the evening, when the people I talk to online are fast asleep).
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