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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Weekly Geeks





The question, Weekly Geeks is here as always: http://www.weeklygeeks.com/


Well, now, what a coincidence. Of sorts.




I was tweeting with http://www.pussreboots.pair.com/%20,%20andhttp://www.fizzythoughts.com/ and http://www.booksidoneread.blogspot.com/ about Margaret Atwood's new book The Year of the Flood that's due out next month, that we're all looking forward to (which may or may not be an understatement), and I mentioned that I had read The Blind Assassin twice, and actually liked it better the second time around. The first time I read it, I kind of went “huh?” and it's not an easy read, by any means.


However, after many, many months, I went back and read it again, thinking perhaps I had missed something, and found the story I was looking for in the first place. Which is sort of hard to explain, because The Blind Assassin is one of those story-within-a-story books, and you really do have to concentrate. However, it's worth persisting with. And then reading again, because there's always more to find. :)


Happy Weekly Geeks :)

6 comments:

Care said...

Cool! I recently read The Blind Assassin and enjoyed it. I'm not much of a re-reader but I do like hearing about books that improve upon a second chance.

anothercookiecrumbles said...

I haven't read Blind Assassin yet, but will keep this post in mind :)

Happy Weekly Geeks.

Lahni said...

Ohh, I loved Blind Assassin the first time, but I liked it a lot more the second time I read it. It's in my top ten!

gautami tripathy said...

I agree The Blind Assassin is not an easy read but I loved it!

Weekly Geeks: Second Chance

pussreboots said...

Maybe some day when I have more time to focus on the book, I'll try Blind Assassin again. My post is about Neil Gaiman.

Kristen said...

Maybe Margaret Atwood is one of those authors I need to try again because I certainly didn't get her the first time 'round