Saturday, August 15, 2009

Weekly Geeks

The question, Weekly Geeks is here as always:

Well, now, what a coincidence. Of sorts.

I was tweeting with,%20and and 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 :)


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.

Anonymous 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