Happy New Year, everyone! So far this year I have finished one book.
If you’ve ever read the Humans of New York FB page or blog, then you know what that’s about. It’s pretty great, actually. Highly recommend.
I am also making my way through Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary Wolf. And, yes, that is the book that the delightful Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is based on. Spoiler alert: the movie is better.
My biggest issue is that the writing style is terrible. For example:
“He made my money vanish with a skill that would have impressed Mandrake the Magician and gave me a duplicate of the long, hard going-over I get from patrol cops when they catch me hanging around a decent neighborhood at an indecent hour.”
“His gumball flipped back and forth between his cheeks like he had two competing Mister Tooth Decays in there engaged in a cannon battle over his few remaining molars.”
Both of those are from the same page. So. You can see how the prose can be annoying. However, I am intrigued enough by the book to keep reading.
I also checked out Marcus Samuelsson’s autobiography to listen to as part of the Read Harder challenge (which I haven’t posted about which challenges I’m doing yet, but, well, that’s one I’m doing).
He narrates it himself! So I’m looking forward to that. His voice is melodious, so I hope his narration is good.
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Ooh! I didn’t realize Marcus Samuelsson narrates the audio of Yes Chef himself. I was planning to read that book this year, and now I think I’ll have to download the audio. I do love a good audio nonfiction title. I don’t follow HONY very consistently, but I have loved the other books and especially love the idea of getting more of the story. Will be checking that out for sure.
Humans of New York looks good. I have only read the children’s picture book version, but I loved that one.
I didn’t know there was a children’s picture book version! OMG.