Lindsay Lewis

English/ ESL consultant: Word worker, writer, teacher, mentor and poet. Author of This Won’t Hurt a Bit! on writing clear content.

Books, books and more books….

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011

I recently discovered a story by the Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz entitled “Half a Day” in which the protagonist is both a child, adult and old man, revisiting his life. His writing style has a touch of magic realism.  I was horrified to have missed reading this genius’s literature, and discovered that he won the Nobel Prize years ago. I have just finished reading “The Mirage” and “The Seventh Heaven” , a collection of supernatural stories. I can honestly say the only time I was unable to comprehend one of the stories in his collection, which is a first for me. I highly recommend his work-it’s a satisfying read.

For work, I’m reading “tuesdays with Morrie”  (yes, the t is not capitalized in the title) about a man suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease. The former professor decides to have a living funeral, and discusses life’s most important lessons with Morrie, a former pupil. It was on the New York Times best seller list for over a year. It’s poignant and a must read.

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