Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Tired, But Still Reading

Lately it seems that I am so tired out from my work day that I can't even release a good blog.
Hmmm.... maybe I should see a doctor about that!
Anyhoo, just wanted to drop by and say a few words about how much I am truly loving the discovery of Joyce Carol Oates.
Have any of you read her?
Wow -- I think she is fantastic.
I am approaching the halfway point in this book called The Heart Laid Bare.
A wonderful turn-of-the-century tale of an American family of con-artists.
In January I read the Oates novel The Falls, and now this. I want to submerge myself in the plethora of her output!
Hmmm.... maybe I should see a doctor about that, too?
So, I am new to this Land of Sprawling Oates. Seriously, hasn't she written something like 300 novels or something?
I know that some of you out there love her, too.
What is your favorite Oates book?
Basically.... [if my doctor allows it] which one should be next, for me?

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4 comments:

Rick said...

I'm right now shamefully confessing that I haven't read even one of her books, but I'll change that after reading your blog!

Stefanie said...

I've been really tired and blad lately too. I'm blaming it on winter! I've only read a few Oates stories excerpted in anthologies. They were good and I have a couple of her books on my shelves but just haven't gotten around to cracking them open yet.

Beth said...

Don’t fret about that “submerging” thing (although it sounds somewhat kinky) – just be grateful you have so much more of her work to look forward to.
I loved We Were the Mulvaneys.
Was not too keen on My Sister, My Love.

cipriano said...

Rick:
Do get a hold of some Oates. You will not be disappointed.

Stefanie:
This Oates waif is worth putting on your To-Be-Read list!

Beth:
The Mulvaneys thing was an Oprah book, [hence, Oates probably immediately bought a bigger mansion...] the other one is a remaindered book at Chapters.