I don’t remember where I read this, but I think it makes a whole lot of sense. And the reason I’m actually blogging about this is that after a long, long time I’m reading not one but two new books. After months of re-reading Terry Pratchett, I now have two delicious reads.
The first is Yugant. It’s a series of Marathi essays by a lady called Irawati Karve, on various characters from the Mahabharat. I know what you’re thinking – the Maha-freakin’-bharat? Seriously? Well, yes. I know that the epic stands on the uneasy middle ground of Indian mythology, somewhere between history and literature. But the book is very thought-provoking, considering the author analyses characters and their actions from many angles, including the gender point of view. Amazing stuff. Heavy, but amazing.
The second is Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. This I’m reading on the insistence of Archer, who wants to know if it’s good – the man has good taste in books, but usually neither the time or the patience to finish one. I’m still sort of figuring out what the book is all about, but I’ve not stopped reading it yet, so that’s probably a good sign.
Are a couple of book reviews in the pipeline? I’ll let you know.