I've always been an avid, if slow, reader. To my great surprise, I ended up studying literature (along with CS) for my undergrad degree, which enriched my world in ways that are impossible to quantify and I'd read a lot more now if it wasn't for other responsibilities. I'm using this page to simply track what I'm reading and any thoughts about the books. I try to update it every once in a while...

In Progress - Literature

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Completed Reads - Literature

The Plague
Albert Camus

I've always wanted to read Camus and as the Covid-driven social isolation escalated, I pulled The Plague off our shelf. And it was so goddamned good. I'd never ready any Camus before and I had no idea what I was missing. I've found the Nobel winners can be hit-or-miss in terms of actual non-academic readability but Camus' prose was so fluid I found it hard to put the book down at night. The story he tells, along his his portrayal of the human struggle, is both tragic and beautiful and the surface subject matter is, of course, prescient. For reasons I can't quite put my finger on, he reminds me of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

This is a great book for someone who loves literature that explores the human condition.