Russell Banks “Affliction”

When I’m disappointed in a current read (Old School) I scan my book shelves like some rabid dog.  My god there are so many damn good books.  I just pulled Affliction off the shelf, ruffled the pages, scanned a few lines, and just basically breathed it right in.  Talk about incredible prose and a story that feels like you’re chasing a freight train toward certain disaster.  Man, I love this book.

Alas, I need to read (So I will.  I must.) our book club pick:  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but it better be hoppin’ great or else ….. Affliction could come a calling.