Friday, May 22, 2009

Beach Reads from Wisconsinites

This list was compiled by Sarah and Conrad. The only criteria we could come up with that "Beach Reads" must have in common, is that the people in these books do a lot of sweating (because it's, you know, hot ... not because of other things). In general, as Wisconsinites with little means for vacations, we remain unfamiliar with beachy things or sweat. We are a clean-smelling people, thank you very much- not musky at all.

Breath by Tim Winton
The Crystal World by J.G. Ballard
Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiesen
One DOA, One on the Way by Mary Robison
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes
House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Lamb by Christopher Moore

Keep in mind that I will always recommend the Robison and Conrad will never pass up Lamb.

In closing, a piece written by Ander Monson, If I Had a Heart I'd Die In It: Writing the Writing the Midwest, a Michigander recently transplanted to Arizona. His work is the opposite of beachy.

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