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SheriC

Portable Monsters

Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

The Alienist (Audio)
Caleb Carr, Julie Carr, Edward Herrmann
The Book of Lost Things
John Connolly
Progress: 99/339 pages
Peanuts Classics
Charles M. Schulz
Progress: 66 %
The Bungalow Mystery
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 192/192 pages
The Bungalow Mystery #3
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 192/192 pages
The Bungalow Mystery
P.M. Carlson, Russell H. Tandy, Carolyn Keene
Progress: 204/204 pages

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - 32%

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (Audio) - Carson McCullers, Cherry Jones

I'm a third of the way through this book, and I'm not sure what to make of it so far. I'm enjoying the writing, the characters, and the atmosphere, but I just don't know about the story. Because there doesn't seem to *be* any story. By which I mean, nothing is actually happening. Characters talk, and think, and reflect, and do things. We find out about who they are, sometimes even as they themselves are finding out who they are. 

 

I like character-driven stories. But I do expect there to be some kind of story.