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It's the tenth!

Once a month book_memes demands to know what are you reading?





What book are you currently reading?
How far in are you?
What's it about?
Are you enjoying it?



[my answers in comments]

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shaz_bananas
Aug. 10th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
What book are you currently reading?

1) Mr. Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood
2) Christopher and his Kind by Christopher Isherwood

How far in are you?

1) A few chapters.
2) About a third of the way in.

What's it about?

1) William Bradshaw meets the enigmatic and charming Arthur Norris whilst on a train to Berlin, in late 1930. William soon begins to realise that Arthur may be in trouble - as he constantly appears nervous and has men threatening to break down his door in a rage. Currently, William is stumbling home from a New Years Eve party where he has learned that Arthur has some rather interesting sexual fetishes...

2) The life of Christopher Isherwood when he lived in Berlin from 1929 to 1939. An out and proud gay man, he is enjoying the gay nightlife of Berlin but is aware of the rising threat from the Nazi Party, and the constant battling with his mother regarding his way of life.

Are you enjoying it?

1) Yes. I love Isherwood's style of writing, it's very different to anything other that I have read. He has a way of taking you right into a moment - I feel as if I too am in Berlin, New Years Day 1931 wandering home through the streets of drunk and disorderly citizens.

2) It's fantastic. Isherwood happened to live through one of the most interesting times in human history and realised it enough to document it. It's a great read and a must for fans of gay literature.