May 12, 2009

Ironweed by William Kennedy

A few weeks ago, I was invited by the Peabody Institute Library blog, Read This!, to write a guest review for them. I was thrilled - they have a great blog, and previous guest reviewers include Carl, Iliana and Danielle, all bloggers I love and look up to.

The book I chose was Ironweed by William Kennedy. I picked it up because it's a Pulitzer winner, because I enjoyed Legs by the same author, and because Nick Hornby wrote good things about it in one of his columns (and I'm quickly starting to trust Nick Hornby's recommendations as much as I do Neil Gaiman's). I wasn't disappointed at all. To read my review, click the link below:

Ironweed by William Kennedy

One last thing: if you could comment on the review over at their blog, it would make me very happy. Thank you so much!

11 comments:

  1. Great review - I left a comment over there.

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  2. I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought it was fascinating. (And, I did comment on the review itself, too.)

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  3. Fantastic review, Nymeth. I left a comment over at Read This!

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  4. Great review! My main question is... how did I not know this blog existed!

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  5. I read this one shortly after it won the Pulitzer, but I don't remember it very well...I need to buy it for my collection & do a reread.

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  6. That is so cool that you got to review over there :D Congrats!!!

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  7. I left a comment. Yay for being asked to do a guest review.

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  8. Loved your review! Left a comment on your review post.

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  9. I'm excited to hop over and read your review. It was just yesterday that I read the column where Nick Hornby read this book, and I hate to admit that I just didn't get a very good feel as to what the book was like.

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  10. Thank you so much, everyone! You're all the best. Debi, as far as I remember he just says "read this while you're young, because when you get older it will be too depressing". But that was enough to perk my curiosity :P

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  11. Yay! I'm off to check out your review :)

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment - interaction is one of my favourite things about blogging and a huge part of what keeps me going.