Thursday, September 07, 2006

eat me

Two For The Road by Jane and Michael Stern

Loved it.
Hated that it seems that all I see are Olive Gardens, Red Lobsters, Ruby Tuesdays and not these amazing-sounding diners they write about. Loved their fascination with all menus and Michael's willingness to try almost everything and Jane's reluctance to.

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

A great read. It took me a bit of time to get into it though, mostly cos I was being constantly sidetracked by Two For The Road (food trumps almost all, really). But once I did, I just couldn't put it down. The characters were real, the conversations were real. It was, although it's a bit weird for me to describe it as such, human.

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