16 September 2010

BBAW - Forgotten Treasures!

Today’s Topic: Sure we’ve all read about Freedom and Mockingjay but we likely have a book we wish would get more attention by book bloggers, whether it’s a forgotten classic or under marketed contemporary fiction. This is your chance to tell the community why they should consider reading this book!

What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt is a wonderful novel that I have not seen bounced about in the blogosphere much. I read the book as part of the Scandinavian Reading Challenge 2010 which you can find at The Black Sheep Dances.
Here is the beginning of my review:
For me, the mark of a great book is one that, while I am reading it, I say to myself "This is the best book I have ever read." Now granted I am prone to saying that with some frequency, but for me, What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt was just such a book. I loved every part of it - the mundane, the excitement, the familiar, the unknown, the art, the critic, the loneliness, the camraderie. This book has everything and then some. The focus is clear as we have a single narrator who leads us through his twenty-five year friendships in New York's art world.
I hope that you will take some time to read the rest of my review which can be found Here.
I found another excellent review of What I Loved at The Public, The Private, and Everything In Between. Beyond this review I didn't find too many others, so I hope you will read this book and post a review ~ and come back and leave me a comment to make sure I read it!


bermudaonion said...

I've had so much fun discovering all these new books this week! This one sounds really good.

S. Krishna said...

Sounds really interesting, I'm going to check out your review now!