a hodgepodge blog by R. R. Shea
What have you read by him?
The first book I read by him was "Club of Angels," followed immediately by "Borges and the Eternal Orangutans." Last month, I fineally found a copy of "The Spies" at a local used bookstore. What do you think are his best works? I wish I could read Portuguese, so that I could read more of him (and so many more authors not yet in English translation). Your blog makes me curse my lack of Portuguese regularly. Once my French is a little more serviceable, I need to rectify the problem.
Actually I was expecting some pointers from you; I never read him :)Hm, a book involving Borges? That may be a good start.
The Borges book was great. I most enjoyed "The Club of Angels," perhaps because I read it first and did so after a friend whose literary and artistic tastes I value told me she did not care for it. It was great fun.
Thanks for the link, Richard. I only read the Borges book, a memorable one.
Try "Club of Angels when you get the chance. I found it slightly better than "The Spies," but not by much.
I had never heard of Verissimo until I saw Spies in a bookshop last year. I didn't pick it up, but will make an effort to now.
Any of his books are worth it. I only hope Margaret Jull Costa can translate more by him, and soon, though her work load must be staggering.