Runners Who Read

Who knew? A bunch of runners who enjoy reading and discussing what they read.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

R.I.F.

Groovy, Ed.

Tracy, I read Snow - good stuff. Here's an interesting review on a litblog I read frequently, moorishgirl.com. Scroll down to 17 November. And here's a bit of news from late winter about some hot water he's in.
Pamuk in Trouble?
Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk faces criminal charges in Turkey over statements he made about the Armenian genocide to a Swiss newspaper. Pamuk's statements (that "30,000 Kurds and over 1 million Armenians had been killed in Turkey") are considered controversial in Turkey, the only country that continues to deny the genocide and in fact alleges that it was the Armenians who exterminated the Turks.

It's particularly ironic that Pamuk should be molested about this, since his latest novel, Snow, features several references to the genocide. Given Pamuk's worldwide reputation, and Turkey's desire to join the EU, it's unlikely that the charges will actually be followed up, but we'll keep an eye on this story.

Currently, I'm in Reynolds Price's Kate Vaiden. Price has been on my TBR list since hearing him on NPR's All Things Considered. A first person narrative of a woman in North Carolina, orphaned as a girl after her father shoots her mother then himself, Kate wanders in search of stability and runs whenever it's at hand.

Cheers,
Nels

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