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December 24, 2009

A to Z Reading Challenge

Filed under: challenge,Uncategorized — Chantal @ 11:38 am

I’m doing the A to Z Reading Challenge in 2009 combined with my on going 1001 books you must read before you die list.

To know what I’m currently reading check out my Goodreads profile.

A to Z Challenge

A: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

B: The Battle of the Labyrith by Rick Riordan

C: Changing Tides

D: The Damascened Blade by Barbara Cleverly

E: Énéide by Virgil

F: Frontiers

G : Good Omens

H: Hero

I: Iliad

J: The Janissary Tree

K: Kafka on the Shore

L: Loverboy

M: Michael Tolliver Lives

N: Neuromancer

O : Orlando

P: Pack Animals

Q: Q is for Quarry

R : Rashomon Gate

S: Sweet Death Kind Death

T: Tijuana City Blues

U: Utu

V: The Venetian’s Wife

W: Water for Elephants

X : The Xibalba Murders

Z : Le Zubial

The challenge is done.

2009 – 1001 books challenge

#141 : A Suitable Boy

#258 : Neuromancer

#19 : The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

#933 : Persuasion

#804 : The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

#675 : Orlando

#909 : The Purloined Letter

#956 : Dangerous Liaisons

#402 : In Cold Blood

#134 : Smilla’s Sense of Snow

#705 : The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

#32 : Kafka On the Shore

August 22, 2009

A to Z Challenge : V

Filed under: atozchallenge,challenge — Chantal @ 3:32 pm

The Venetian's Wife: A Strangely Sensual Tale of a Renaissance Explorer, a Computer, and a Metamorphosis68. The Venetian’s Wife: A Strangely Sensual Tale of a Renaissance Explorer, a Computer, and a Metamorphosis by Nick Bantock

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Even after 13 years, this book is still a lovely, lovely story and wonderful art work. Even the technology is not too out dated. We use private journal site now but the term computer diary is still pretty generic to still fit in now.

I loved it when I first read it and again with this reread. It’s one book I usually recommend to people with different tastes in literature. People that have read the latest Goncourt or pretend they have, people who love discovering something different. It’s not high literature, far from it. Bantock is more an artist than a writer, he blends art work with his own brand of storytelling. He write about love, infinite love. His Griffin and Sabine books are art work more than stories but well worth checking out.

The Venetian’s Wife is my favorite of all his books. I haven’t kept up with his latest ones. My last one was Alexandria in 2002 which I loved and ended up giving it as a gift to a friend.

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