I’m no longer updating my personal blog due to time, but something I did on there was talk a lot about what I’m reading. I’m going to do that here because something tells me you all enjoy this thing called reading. Here are the “adult” books I’ve read lately.
Rapture Ready takes a look at the billion dollar industry of Christian pop culture. Interesting for both the religious aspect and the consumer aspect. The author is a cynical Jew, so on the outset he already has some incredulousity about it.
I tend to enjoy the more bleak, complicated characters than simple happy endings. Chase is a troubled guy who gets roped into working with his childhood friends as they work as call-girls in Vegas. Although the main character felt detached and not sure if that was the point or it was a literary fault. Good narrative, not much plot progression. He was totally going for a Bret Easton Ellis vibe but definitely fell short.
Loved loved Prep, so was excited to read this one. Although I feel like it was marketed as chick lit, but it’s not really. Hanna is a character similar to Lee, who has a very realistic portrayal of depression and not relating to people, and although that is more realistic (uh, for me) at some point her self-absorption and poor-me attitude got kind of old. Of course, her happy ending was tied into finding a man.
I am a vegan (uh, most of the time) and love reading animal rights theories, and this ties it into gender issues and the exploitationj of women;s sexuality. More of an academic read, but interesting theories. It’s from the early eighties so I wish the author would do a follow up based on more modern times.