Hanging out with Henderson the Rain King – #21

I had absolutely no idea of what to expect from Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow, but I found a delightful romp through Africa with our over-sized, over-stressed titular protagonist Eugene Henderson. Henderson finds his life particularly uninspiring and decides to travel to Africa in search of spiritual and personal fulfillment. He soon breaks … Continue reading Hanging out with Henderson the Rain King – #21

Invisible No Longer – #19

Prior to reading Invisible Man, the only thing I knew about Ralph Ellison was that his smiling face greeted me from my Kindle in a rotation with John Steinbeck, Charlotte Bronte, and a few others. I’m glad I got to actually read his milestone work, which was his first novel and was originally conceived after … Continue reading Invisible No Longer – #19

So it Goes – Slaughterhouse Five – #18

Confession time – At almost a fourth of the way through Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, I was still expecting for the main character to somehow get to the Chicago slaughterhouse district because I had confused this novel with The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, which I read in high school. Whew! That literary fail is … Continue reading So it Goes – Slaughterhouse Five – #18

Singer and Stars – The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – #17

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter was another gripping tale from our list; this one told the story of a time in one man’s life, although it differed from An American Tragedy in that it focused less on the decisions this man made and more on the acquaintances who encircle his space in small town … Continue reading Singer and Stars – The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – #17