The OF Blog: A reading backlog seems to be occurring now

Saturday, July 25, 2009

A reading backlog seems to be occurring now

Despite my ability to read and process information very rapidly, I seem to have accumulated a stack of 11 books that are in varying levels of completion. Here they are, with one (unpublished) book's title and author x'ed out in case of possible name change:

Mark Teppo, Lightbreaker (p. 40 of 323)

Sang Pak, Wait Until Twilight (just began this 229 page debut novel)

Gene Wolfe, The Book of the New Sun: Shadow and Claw (beginning Chapter XV of The Shadow of the Torturer; re-read)

Goran Petrović, Diferencias (p. 35 of 172)

Petrović, Atlas descrito por el cielo (p. 22 of 223)

San Juan de la Cruz, Obra Completa 1 (p. 163 of 578)

Jesse Bullington, The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart (p. 19 of 435)

Roger Luckhurst, Cultural History of Literature: Science Fiction (p. 79 of 305)

Tanith Lee, Night's Master (about to begin this 242 page novel)

José Saramago, El viaje del elefante (p. 12 of 271)

Author X, XXXXXX (about 40 pages into a novel that'll probably be somewhere in the 450-550 page range, but I can't guess well due to reading it as a file)

Out of these books, which would you think would be finished first, second, or third and why? Oh, and I guess I should add that I finished re-reading seven translations of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince (language drill that I love to do with one of my favorite fictions) and just now completed Joanna Russ's The Female Man (more on that later, if any are interested, that is).

P.S. Felix, I think it'll be a while before I read that Serviss story. I'm waiting for Hades to chill a bit more.


Fabio Fernandes said...

Larry, it had just occurred me that I never send you that Brazilian translation of The Little Prince. Do you still want it? Because I still didn´t send that Birthday Special package to you, my friend - there´s still time to add one more book. ;-)

Larry said...

In a word, yes! In two words, Hell Yeah! :P

Thanks so much, Fábio! Now of course I'll be left wondering what else you have in mind...cruelty! :P

Nephtis said...

Yes, I am very intersted in hearing your thoughts on The Female Man. To my shame, I haven't read the book yet (although it's on my shelves). And then Night's Master, of course.

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