Monday, June 04, 2007

What's next?

I was a bit surprised but pleased at being tagged to pick the next book. I decided to put it up for a vote and hopefully the selection is generally pleasing.

Captain Blood - Rafael Sabatini

The Woman in the Dunes - Kobo Abe

The Pornographer - John McGahern

Mr. Fortune's Maggot - Sylvia Townsend Warner

A Season in Rihata - Maryse Conde

Sleepless Nights - Elizabeth Hardwick

10 comments:

Dorothy W. said...

Oh, my -- what a difficult choice -- these all look very interesting. I suppose my first choice would be the Kobo Abe book. After that, I'm most interested in the Townsend Warner, and then the Hardwick books.

MyUtopia said...

I have heard good things about: Sleepless Nights - Elizabeth Hardwick

stefanie said...

I'm really interested in the Kobo Abe but will be happy with any of them.

Quillhill said...

I would cast a vote for Sabatini.

Gentle Reader said...

very interesting choices! I don't have a real preference, but either the Kobo Abe or the Hardwick sound good to me.

Amanda A. said...

sleepless nights or townsend-warner oh yes!!!1

danielle said...

What difficult choices. I would love to read the Sabatini, too, but I have a feeling swashbuckling tales might not be to everyone's taste. I think I am going to put my vote in for Sleepless Nights by Elizbeth Hardwick, though I would be happy to give any of them a try. When do we find out the winner?

Imani said...

Later on today, Danielle. I was waiting for someone to break the tie for me. :D Which you've done nicely, thank you.

iliana said...

I think I will go with the Hardwick book too.

I promise to make the Slaves a priority and read the book on time :)

danielle said...

Hey--this means I get to order another NYRB classic! Great choices, Imani!