Casey (lastbestchance) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

197. The Texas Stories of Nelson Algren; 198. The Merchant of Venice

The Texas Stories of Nelson Algren
by Nelson Algren. Edited by Bettina Davis.

Started: August 3, 2010
Finished: August 9, 2010

I liked the mood and atmosphere conveyed in this collection of short stories set in the 1930s Rio Grande Valley more than I did most of the actual plots of said stories. 159 pages. Grade: B+
The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare

Started: July 21, 2010
Finished: August 9, 2010

The anti-Semitic stuff is pretty revolting but I guess if you can overlook that as "just a part of the times in which this was written" then this was a reasonably enjoyable read. It had a coherent understandable plot and some very pretty individual lines at times. 25 pages. Grade: B-
Total # of Books Read in 2010: 198
Total # of Pages Read in 2010: 50,083

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