Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I finished Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman on Monday. It's an enjoyable read, written from three perspectives, about people trying to be normal in small town North Dakota. It is a very fast read, relatively funny, with a surprise ending. I would recommend it. I have read quite a few classic novels over the past few years, and I'm beginning to come to this realization. Classic novels seem to celebrate the concept of perfection. They idolize the ideal. Modern novels, in many ways, do the opposite. They celebrate imperfection and undermine the ideal. Or maybe it's just the books I read....