Ever read a book that was so just so good you had to tell everyone about it? So good that every sentence felt like a revelation? So good that you wished you were there, with the characters?
Well, I have. More than once. And at the end of each month I’ll recommend the best book I’ve read that month. Or re-read. And you get to do the same.
I’ve always been a big fan of Vonnegut’s writing. I read Slaughterhouse Five in one day (I’m pretty sure it was night.) Then I just had to read it again. Because Vonnegut is the only one who can add tragedy to what first appears to be a comic situation. Or is it the other way around? You never know with Vonnegut. You never know where the story is headed, what’s going to happen next.
While Mortals Sleep is this month’s best read.
Oh, and did I mention that you get some illustrations by Vonnegut himself? That sounds like a bonus to me.
Now it’s your turn. What’s the best book you’ve read this month?
Let’s try to keep it to books published this century though. I know it’s tough, but just one book per person. And try to keep it short. Don’t want to make people read a thousand word recommendation.