Last week, I announced my somewhat crazy decision to read every winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Naturally, the first thing to happen in this project was that I hit a snag. The 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction is Less by Andrew Sean Greer. And the book is not available! How can that be? I assume – based on the cover picture – that the book is being re-printed with that cool little emblem to indicate it’s a prize winner.
I could buy the kindle version, but the paperback is only two euros more. And, although I LOVE my kindle (seriously, it’s the love of my life), I prefer to read literature in paperback as I read those books slower and am more likely to put it down for an extended period of time. (Just ask me how long I’ve been trying to read The Goldfinch. No, wait, don’t!) So, I’ve pre-ordered Less on Amazon, since the local bookstore couldn’t guarantee delivery – at all. They’ve placed three orders, but none have been accepted. Can you say crazy?
So, I’ve moved on to the 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
To be perfectly honest, I’ve been reading this book for some time now. It’s well-written and obviously well researched, but it’s also not a happy story. OBVIOUSLY! I tend to only read happy stories in the winter. As a friend recently confessed to me, sometimes you just have to read ‘delightful’ books. In the meantime, spring has arrived. With the sun shining and temps reaching the 70s, I hope to make some decent headway this week.
Stay tuned for my review.