What I’ve Been Reading Recently – Laura’s May 2021 List
This past month I’ve fit in some Technicolor, widescreen-worthy horror alongside bare-boned kitchen sink drama, a couple of family sagas and punchy crime from São Paolo to upstate NY by way of London. The standout gem was Heliopolis for its fantastic sense of both place and humor, as well as its clever twist on the outsider perspective. From Here to Eternity should be essential reading for anyone and everyone; what an eye-opener on a subject we should all feel more comfortable talking about. There is an equal amount of grace, wonder and levity to Doughty’s writing that works extremely well. I had high expectations for Assembly and though it was a frustratingly quick read, the writing is superbly intelligent and I can’t wait to see what the author comes out with next. Definitely one to watch.
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