Summer Reading

The Los Angeles Times Book Review has posted its summer 2008 reading list. Ordinarily, I’d be looking through it to see if there’s something interesting I’m missing, but this summer I’m trying to read older books for a change. At the moment, for instance, I am re-reading, for the first time in twenty years, Driss Chraibi’s Le Passé Simple. My God, I had forgotten how violent that novel is, in everything from action to language.