I have been trying to restrain myself from borrowing too many books from the library. Due to chaotic past week that I had, I have to pay an overdue fine for 5 books today. 😦
This morning, I took back from the library:
So much for that, Lionel Shriver – Lionel Shriver is my kind of author. So any new book published by her would be treat for me. I have read The post birthday girl, We need to talk about Kevin and lesser known Game Control. Although I didnt quite like We need to talk about Kevin that much to qualify it as my favourite.
This one is about Shep Knacker who save up his life savings and is about to fulfil his retirement dream and live a life free of the daily grind. Unfortunately his wife broke his dream bubble, she is ill and need his medical insurance. Shep’s insurance is not sufficient to cover it and he has to make the decision between giving up his dreams and giving up his nest egg to his wife. Illustrating how a mrriage is both stressed and strengthened by medical crisis, it will be interesting to put forth the question of : how much is one life’s worth?
The Orientalist and the Ghost, Susan Barker – While making my way out to the exit of the library, I picked up The Orientalistnd the Ghost by Susan Barker. Key word Malayan jungle 1951, communist guerillas, Kuala Lumpur 1969, a quick flip through the pages, DAP, UMNO Malaysian Malay ethnic political party, Malaysian famous landmarks etc.. ok that piqued my interest big time. It’s settled. I have to read this.
As soon as I got out the library, I found another 5 books down the road… that will be my next post. 😉