Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Books Read in 2011: "Bliss" by Peter Carey



(Paper, this time.)

I really enjoyed this book, which shouldn't surprise me. I really liked "Jack Maggs," too, by the same author. They guy's won a Booker, so, you know, he's got some talent. This is something that I believe I picked up used at a library book fair a long, long time ago. It caught my eye on the shelf a couple of weekends back and I thought, Why not?

What surprised me is that the protagonist, Harry Joy, is supposed to be 39 years old at the start of the novel. I'm 39 years old, now, and for a couple of more months. But Harry felt so much older. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's a matter of my own self-perception.