Saturday, November 6, 2010

Another Blog Hop

This week I'm also participating in The Literary Blog Hop hosted by The Blue Bookcase.
The challenge is to answer the following prompt:

Please highlight one of your favorite books and why you would consider it "literary."

One of my favorite books is Joseph and His Brothers by Thomas Mann. Aside from the fact that Mann was a Nobel winner and that this is considered to be one of his finest books, I believe it to be literary because the language is so extraordinary (granted I read a translation) and the themes are universal. It's a difficult and slow book to read and yet I was disappointed to finish because while I was reading I felt transported. It was a mind-opening experience. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to review this book for The Historical Novels Review. It was an editors' choice back in 2005, so my full review is available here (scroll down.)
Literary Blog Hop