Books for Breakfast #31

Book Reviews

I’m still craving pancakes, but this time for breakfast I read:
I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan 
When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

I was excited about this book because I really enjoyed the idea behind it and the summary on the back cover. I’ve also read another book by Duncan that was supernatural (werewolves) and I enjoyed it quite a bit, though it wasn’t something I was out raving about to my friends after I finished it. I wouldn’t rave about this one either, sadly. I feel like the book could have had a lot of potential, mainly because of the idea behind it. It was hard to read though because it was huge blocks of text and written in a run-on-train of thought kind of way. Sometimes I enjoy books written like that, but in this one, it became a little too much. I wasn’t mad at the ending, but I didn’t feel completely fulfilled either.

I think we all know how much I love David Sedaris and his hilarious writing style. This was another gold mine of laughs and giggles that all tended to take place when I was in public so I had to cover my face with my hands so I didn’t seem too crazy. I have more of his books on my reading list and I really can’t wait to read them! The last short story is all about how he quit smoking, and I think that might have been one of my favorite ones. It’s certainly interesting, since I don’t understand smoking at all, to read about how someone goes about quitting.

Next on the list is:
Cockroaches & Almost Moon

By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • I honestly have never heard of these books! Haha! I think I might try reading david sedaries soon since you mentioned his writing style is hilarious! 😀

  • He has such interesting story collections, I honestly can't put them down once I start!

  • Kay

    I have yet to read anything by David Sedaris, and I should really change that!

  • I've heard great things about When You Are Engulfed in Flames! I'm glad you liked it! I'll put it on my reading list!

  • Yes! You should! He has such interesting books!