Current reads: The Art of War:
THE ART OF WAR (HarperCollins, 2012) adapts Sun Tzu’s iconic text into a science fiction thriller set 20 years in the future when Wall Street is militarized and China is the world’s dominant economy. The book was written and storyboarded by Kelly Roman and illustrated by Michael DeWeese over a period of six years. The San Francisco Chronicle’s review describes the book as: “a swaggering comic…the novel has the feel of a ballet or an opera…Roman and DeWeese have made a visual explosion out of Sun Tzu’s iconic understatement.”
For some reason - the Art of War is one of the most commonly pilfered works from my library. I’ve ordered and reordered copy after copy - only to get a hold queue alert and realize that it’s gone missing or not been returned - even though it’s freely available online, well, all over the place really.
I guess a lot of business types recommend it for some reason? I’m not exactly sure what the attraction is, other than it’s classic - but now that it’s been put together in this format - I’m likely to finally getting around to reading it as opposed to the copy that has been sitting, languishing, gathering dust on my shelves at home for a few years now, so maybe I’ll answer my own question.
The other is that book everybody’s been talking about for about a year on tumblr - Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins. I started it yesterday and a pull quote from the first chapter you guys:
But they agreed about how to have sex with each other (any way they wanted, no judgment allowed) and how often (nightly, at least), and they agreed that food was made of love, and was what made love, and they could never deny themselves a bite of anything they desired.
I mean, food and sex. I’m sold already. I’ve had a busy calendar of late - but I finally finished reading my required YA reading for our upcoming Battle of the Books event (and oh man don’t read Haddix’s The Always War - or do, I don’t care, but it was painful for me) and I’m looking forward to a little pleasure reading.