Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Expats & Books

I was recently approached to participate in an interview about expats and books by Anita from Greetings from Holland.

Here is an excerpt:

An important book in your life is....
"Paul Coelho's ‘The Alchemist’
The Alchemist is about a young boy named Santiago who sets out to live his dream instead of settling down into mundane everyday life like so many of us do. The book is written simply in the style of a fable, it is full of fantasy, symbolism and adventure similar to what we find in fairy tales but the message is beautiful..." Read the rest of the article.

On the topic of books, I have to say that lately I have really been getting back into reading tonnes of fiction and it is gezellig overload as I lay on the sofa reading while Pogo sits on belly and purrs. At the moment I am picking up a little obsession for Paul Auster (who I recently wrote about here). After finishing his 'The Book of Illusions' I started on his signature work 'The New York Trilogy'.



Just like The Book of Illusions, The New York Trilogy keeps you on the edge and keeps you guessing. Like I mentioned in the interview these novels are a little "dark" and "leave you a little chilled" but I can't help wanting more, so next on my list is 'The Brooklyn Follies'.

7 comments:

Jay said...

I loved the New York Trilogy! Come to think of it, I wonder who has my copy... The Alchemist, not so much -- it reminded me of The Little Prince, which I intensely disliked.
Shame.

Angela Rhodes said...

@ Jay I have found not many people like the Alchemist, oh well :)

A Touch of Dutch said...

Cool for sharing these! I've never read either book, but I have a few book gift certificates online to use & I'll add these to my list ;-)

~Lopa said...

I already commented on Anita's blog... but well ...ya...

I like The Alchemist, but didnt like others of books of him...

well right now i am into fictions... looking fwd to read latest of Dan Brown, The lost Symbol. Got my copy yesterday only...first ever hardback cover novel for me...lol

Mrugesh said...

AMSTERDAM has always attracted me tho I never have been there. There is something too attractive about AMSTERDAM (except the gorgeous girls) The climate, the food and the nightlife.

Invader_Stu said...

I've never read them but I'm always on the look out for new reading ideas

MEM said...

Just "reread" the trilogy two weeks ago and realized that I'd never actually finished the middle section before...what an unexpected bonus! I think it's a pretty amazing book.