Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Musashi Read a Long


I should have posted my review on October 11th for our read a long, but quite honestly with cooking the Turkey and making the pies, and running to the bathroom (still have issues), I just couldn't think well. So I thought in the peace of the morning with my coffee in hand thoughts will just come pouring out to me. Just to remind you I'm a natural blonde. I'm enjoying this book more than I expected. I can put it down though, if only because it's so heavy. I don't find it's one of those books, at the moment, that you stay up to read. So my son is at home on reading week, and I'm wondering how is it that he seems to know so much about this book and Musashi. I've never seen him read it, (I would have, it's a big book). I know he's into Chinese/ Japanese cultural studies and perhaps that's it, but then this morning I'm scanning the web for something else, and thought I'll just scan for Musashi. Well it's also a video game. Need I say more.

I won't bore you with my review, you can read wonderfully worded and researched ones at Life... with books and At Home with Books Jenners and Alyce are wonderfully creative book review artists, which I am not. But I know what I like. Book two proves to be an interesting journey for the characters we met in book one. Our hero, Musashi continues to find himself,albeit a little violently, a little more humble, but still seeking, as is Otsu who is still searching for him. This part could have been a sit com situation, like on Lucy or Seinfeld. My search this morning was for a map of Japan of this time and that's how I stumbled on the video game. I need to have a recipe for these things to keep, who's who straight and where are they. I particularly like how the "homes of fun" are called tea houses.

5 comments:

Book Bird Dog said...

Thanks for reminding us you're a natural blond :) Nice to have your son home where you can see what he's reading. I have found a couple good reads by picking up some of my son's books, ones I never would have read otherwise.

Vicki said...

I haven't read this one. Will have to look into it!

Jenners said...

See now I love that you found out it is a video game! This I have to see!! That is why I enjoy these readalong posts so much ... everyone is unearthing little facts that are so fascinating!

Alyce said...

I had no idea there is a video game - very cool! (Not that I'll be playing it, I'm so not a video game person.)

Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad you're enjoying the book too.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Irene, you are one of the most interesting and original people I've ever encountered. Your stream-of-consciousness posts are better than most people's arduously researched and edited ones. You're a treasure. Feel all better soon! More holidays are in the offing.