Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Book - Life by Keith Richards

I finished You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers, which I really liked. It's a first-person narrative novel about two friends who travel around the world in one week to give away $32,000 for reasons that are unclear. They don't plan exactly where they're going, and they have madcap adventures along the way. It's funny and slightly weird, but definitely interesting. I dig Eggers's style.

Thanks to Alex and his anonymous wife for my next book, Life by Keith Richards. In the first twenty pages, he already used the words "spliff" and "buggers" -- and properly at that. I'm now about 100 pages in. It's a good read so far, and he hasn't even gotten into drugs or booze yet. Look at that cover. That about says it all.

Books read in 2010:
Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Happy Hour is for Amateurs by The Philadelphia Lawyer
Dry by Augusten Burroughs
Open by Andre Agassi
Too Fat to Fish by Artie Lange
Graceland by Chris Abani
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI by Robert Ressler and Tom Shachtman
When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man by Jerry Weintraub with Rich Cohen
You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers

1 comment:

RobD said...

Eggers' Zeitoun and What is the What are also worth reading.