Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Animal farm

Here's my reading for this trip, Mo Yan's Life and Death are Wearing Me Out - except that by the time my copy of this book arrived in the mail Monday afternoon, a new cover, with the gold Nobel Prize medallion, had already been printed. In any case, it's delightful! The author's first reincarnation as a donkey (he started as a land owner killed after the revolution) was a hoot. Ox, pig, dog, monkey, child to come!

Shouldn't I be reading something Portuguese, though? I usually make a point of reading a local novel, and have only scratched the surface of Saramago. I'm sure I'll pick up something there.

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