The Sunday Salon #10: Remembering Babylon
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 3:02AM

The Sunday 

I am very slow with completing books this semester, so I thought that it would be fun to have a progress report of my reading.  This is an online reading group where all the participants set aside time to read every Sunday and blog about the experience.

After getting through two in class exams, I rewarded myself by starting a new book. Remembering Babylon by David Malouf was short listed for the Booker prize. From the back of the book, it looks like this will ultimately turn into a story about a young man who is caught between two worlds.  In the first chapter, I have met the main character as he is cast ashore in Australia and discovered by aborigines. So far, Gemmy (the main character) is struggling to communicate with those who discovered him.   My first impression of this book is that the story will unfold slowly, but I will learn a lot.

This is one of my selections for two challenges:

The Neustadt  Challenge

Orbis Teeravm Challenge

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