Well, I am afraid of her (Reading list for Apr.06)

Here´s my reading list for last month, just because:

Title: The Hours
Author: Michael Cunningham
Publisher: Don´t remember
What: Book about these three ladies, their stories being in told in parallel each in their time period. There´s the bit about Virginia Woolf (the author) in the 1920s, there´s the bit about some crazy housewife during the 1950s, and there´s the bit about the. Ah. Some other woman in the 1990s. The stories come together at a certain point in the book. Or is that spoiling the end?!
Comments while reading: Mmm good writing - Oh, here´s an awkward gay bit - Mmm more good writing - Hey, another awkward gay bit - Hey, the writing is terrific! - never mind that other awkward gay bit - et. al.
Verdict: Very solid plot, terrific writing, highly recommended- and this coming from a demographically-challenged audience, I guess.

Title: Less Than Zero
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher: Don´t remember
What: Book about this rich kid in the early 1980s coming home for Christmas, lots of sex and drugs ensuing.
Comments while reading: Whoa - That´s disgusting - Whoa - That´s gotta hurt - WHOA!- That´s gotta hurt AND is disgusting!
Verdict: Hey, I think this is one of the best books I´ve ever read. No kidding. One of the best portrayals of the late 20th century in literature that comes to mind right now. I mean, guy nails down the zeitgeist y´know...

Title: Superman: Daily Planet
Author: (various)
Publisher: DC Comics
What: Comic book; a collection of Daily Planet-themed stories from the 50s to the 00s.
Comments while reading: Daaamn! The Kurt Schaffenberger, early-1960s version of Lois Lane is the hottest girl in all comicdom, period.
Verdict: Pre-1986 Superman stories are always welcome.

Title: Mrs. Dalloway
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Penguin Popular Classics (means, it´s really cheap)
What: Good question. Book about a day in the life of this lady in London in the 1920s, I guess. Haven´t finished reading it yet.
Comments while reading: What the hell is this b---- talking about, anyway?!
Verdict: Pending. So far it´s that Mrs. Woolf must´ve been one heck of a messed-up skirt, that´s for sure.