Posted by: Mish | August 20, 2009

Recent Best

btt2 BTT asks this week, “What’s the best book you’ve read recently?”

The best book I’ve read within the last few months is Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. I’ve read it three times within five years so it’s safe to say the play is one of my favourites. It’s well-written, extremely provocative, and incredibly truthful about the ups and downs of life, love, relationships, and politics. Coincidentally, I reviewed the first part, Millienium Approaches, and finished the second part yesterday. Perestroika‘s review should be posted within the next few days. Now the question is what do I want to read next?

This year’s favourite new read is still Catherynne Valente’s Palimpsest. The urban fantasy is one of those rare gems in which the reader can find something new with each reading and I’m looking forward to doing so. Catherynne has a unique way with poetic prose, imagery, and plots. After the sour taste Treasure Box by Orson Scott Card left in my mouth, I was rather tempted to read Palimpsest just because I know it’s great. With so many other books to read I decided not to, but now I’m thinking I’ll save it for February, the one-year anniversary of its release.

What’s the best book you’ve read recently?


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