It took time to surrender to Saramago's genius writing. I wasn't very found of his political ideas. But when I read "Ensaio sobre a Cegueira" the Portuguese version of Blindness I trough all my preconceived ideas and enjoyed his brilliant writing. And this by far, or so far, is for me his best book.
A wondrous mystical tale with much philosophy and life advice...in some ways reminiscent of "Candide"--I'm well over 16 and it doesn't "fall flat" to me
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt. Just finished this memoir. So amazingly good!! I loved the Irish accent in which he wrote. Do you ever kind of begin to narrate your own life in a similar fashion to the way the book you just finished reading was written? ... I do.
:) In a weedy lot on the outskirts of Memphis, two boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull up to the curb...Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother were sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer left Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of the most sought-after dead body in America