Read - A - Thon Update #3 mini challenge

Saturday, October 24, 2009

This is a mini-challenge that I am taking part in which is hosted over at Opi's Ramblings

Perspectives Mini-Challenge

Time Slot: 1pm to 4pm eastern(US)

Prize: Two books, paperback: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon & A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, as well as a mini bonsai kit & book thong

Challenge: Name three books that are told from a different world view, a different perspective, that you have read and enjoyed. Give a one sentence summary of the book, and another sentence that explains how the book shares a unique perspective. The prize books are great examples of this different perspective. In “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”, the story is told from the perspective of a book who has autism- he sees the world very differently than someone without autism. “A Prayer for Owen Meany” tells the story of Owen Meany- a boy with a entirely unshakable certainty about the future…he knows his own ultimate fate, and sees things in a whole different light because of it.

Here are my 3 books:

A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke - tells the story of a man living and working in France for the first time and is told from the perspective of a first time expat learning the culture and the language of a new country.

Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore - tells the story of a young man falling in love with a beautiful vampire and is told with the young man in mind. He is a scrawny, artist who moved out West to become somebody, what he got was vampire love.

And Fools by Christopher Moore - follows the Fools from King Lear and is very very funny. It is basically the King Lear story from Shakespeare told from the perspective of his Fool.

7 your two cents:

Lenore said...

Bloodsucking Fiends was a lot of fun. I've started You Suck on audio. Best of luck reading today!

Aarti said...

I've heard a lot about Fools- hope it keeps your attention. Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

Christopher Moore sounds right up my ally I'll check him out. Good luck today!

Trisha said...

I adore the title Bloodsucking Fiends; I'll have to add it to my TBR list! Happy Reading!

Ronnica said...

Keep on reading!

Anonymous said...

I've really been wanting to read those Christopher Moore books!

Can you believe we're past the half way point of the 'thon? It's gone by so fast! I hope you're still having fun - enjoy your remaining books :)

Rayna said...

it's been lots of fun so far.

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