Sunday, July 10, 2005

Book #35: Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

Oh boy... I just labored through a book of short stories editted by the wittiest and best comic writer out there -- David Sedaris.

The Book was entitled Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

These are not HIS stories. These are stories that he likes in a compilation that will benefit a charity in New York City.

I was hoping for a bunch of light and witty stories of lesser known writers... They were anything but light.

One of the best stories-- my favorite by far -- was called Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. His story was so incredibly touching that I was moved..while on a cross trainer of all places.

Others will probably like it... but I am going to have to rserve my judgment and recommendation.


Blogger Charley said...

I like some stories more than others in Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules, and most of all I like that the proceeds of this book benefit an organization like 826NYC in Brooklyn. But, like you, I was surprised at some of David Sedaris's choices.

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