Geek - John Irving is my favorite writer and A Prayer For Owen Meany is probably my favorite book! I'm also quite fond of The World According to Garp and really, I love all of his books. The Cider House Rules is the best argument for abortion rights that I have ever read.Originally Posted by geek the girl
Over the last few weeks, I've finished the new Harry Potter (in one evening! ) and read two by Lorna Landvik - Patty Jane's House of Curl and The Tall Pine Polka - think Fanny Flagg writing about Minnesota. Now I'm reading The Seville Communion by Arturo Perez-Reverte. Here's a little blurb about the book:I'm only about 50 pages in right now, so it's mainly expository so far. It's well written and the concept is intriguing. The verdict so far:Mysterious, deadly conflicts between history and modernity drive Spanish author Perez-Reverte's latest literate thriller (after The Club Dumas, 1997), an engaging tale of love, greed, faith, betrayal and murder set in contemporary Seville. When a computer hacker penetrates Vatican security to send an urgent, anonymous plea to the pope, Father Lorenzo Quart of the church's Institute of External Affairs -a sort of Vatican CIA - is dispatched to investigate. The hacker's message concerns a troubled 17th-century church in Seville, Our Lady of the Tears. Apparently, the dilapidated church "kills to defend itself." It stands in the way of a huge real estate deal, and two people have died there - in apparent accidents - as they brought pressure to condemn it. A handsome dandy who wears expensive black suits instead of a cassock and knows how to conduct himself in a fistfight, Quart prides himself on his discipline but soon finds it heavily taxed as he's embroiled with a bellicose, elderly parish priest, a blue-jeaned American nun and a stunning Andalusian duchess intent on saving the church from the businessmen (including her husband) who threaten it.