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More Recent Reading November 12, 2011

Filed under: Books — Janet @ 12:39 am

Here are a few of the books I’ve been reading lately.  A mixed bag.  First a book about Andy Warhol’s iconic image of the Campbell Soup Can.  This first appeared in 1962 and startled the art world.  It’s an easy book to read and gives a good feeling for the exhiliration and controversy of the Pop Art Revolution.  And also of course are included insights re Andy Warhol the artist at the center of this swirl.

This latest book by Kate Atkinson I found a bit harder going and more obsure than her earlier books.

   For me this was an unusual read.  More leaning toward science fiction where the characters keep dying and then returning to this world at an earlier point in their lifetime to live their lives in a different way.  Not really my type of book but skillfully done by the author.

  This is my favourite book of the four.  A brutal book in many ways which left me feeling the cruelty of war and its impact of the human psyche.  It is very powerfully written.


One Response to “More Recent Reading”

  1. Happy Birthday sweetie! Hope all’s well with you and yours.

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