Tough month! So much going on, so many books I wanted to read and didn't get to, but the ones I did read were awesome. Let's get to it, shall we?
Here's the summary:
translated general fiction
Aside from the crime fiction, once again, nada.
fiction from India
Jimmy the Terrorist, by Omair Ahmad
The Thing About Thugs, by Tabish Khair
fiction from Nigeria
The Hangman's Game, by Karen King-Aribisala (read, not yet reviewed -- coming shortly)
fiction from the U.S.
Partitions, by Amit Majmudar
The Submission, by Amy Waldman (read, not yet reviewed -- coming shortly)
Death in the City of Light, by David King
12 Who Don't Agree, by Valery Panyushkin
scandinavian crime fictionCell 8, by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström
The Unlucky Lottery, by Hakan Nesser
The Inspector and Silence, by Hakan Nesser
japanese crime fiction
The Devil's Disciple, by Shiro Hamao (actually finished in September, but review posted in October)
latin american crime fiction
The Secret in their Eyes, by Eduardo Sacheri (read, not yet reviewed -- coming shortly)
other book-related stuff:
1) my book group read The Submission, by Amy Waldman. As I suspected, the book elicited a good discussion, but half the group was underwhelmed. Next month: Hemingway's A Moveable Feast
2) Added to the Amazon wishlist this month: (once again, some pretty obscure stuff!):
Down the Rabbit Hole, by
Bharathipura, by U. R. Ananthamurthy
Monkey Man, by Usha K.R.
Street in Srinigar, by Chandrakanta
The Dark at the End, by F. Paul Wilson
Nanjing Requiem, by Ha Jin
The Quarantine Papers, by Kalpish Ratna
Tierra del Fuego, by Francisco Coloane
The Warmth of Other Sons by Isabel Wilkerson
October was pretty uneventful as reading or buying books goes. November and December I'm spending time catching up on books published in 2011 -- among which are at least 3 rather weighty tomes: Peter Nadas' Parallel Stories, Murakami's 1Q84, and Eco's Prague Cemetery. Along with those, I'm hoping to finish the books on the shortlist for the DSC Prize for South Asian literature (and some from the longlisted books as well). As always, we'll see what happens. My best laid plans generally fall short as life occurs around my reading.