Good Sunday to you. I hope you had a lovely week. Mr G and I spent 3 days house bound due to snow, then ice, then icy slush. It’s pretty much gone now. Weather in our part of the world can be very dramatic, particularly when two systems bash into each other. Seattle is a city of hills, we live on a very steep one so, even though main arterials may be clear, in can be hard to get in and out of certain neighborhoods. We had plenty of warning, laid in supplies and stayed warm and well fed and I got some serious reading done.
While reading The Savage Detectives it occurred to me that, while I have problems with some of Bolano’s ramblings, I love what he does with language, with history, with thought, humor and emotion. I realized that I want to read all his work, or as much as I can get my hands on. Then I started thinking about other authors whose writing has had a similar effect on me. I am making a list and creating a personal reading project. This is not a challenge, there is no time line, and no particular order. This project will not interfere with other challenges and reading events. It’s just something I’d like to do.
My question? Are there any authors you feel this way about? Have you read or are you reading an author’s complete body of work?