mercredi 3 novembre 2010

Shelves and a lot of books

Two books I read in october. I liked the one on the left, by Nancy Huston, especially for the very interesting take on men and women, the power and the fears beneath the relationships and attitudes.

The book on the right "Horowotz et mon père" (Horowitz and my father) tells the story of a man who was Horowitz's friend in Russia before the revolution, when they were teenagers, and was at least as good a pianist as Horowitz.
He fights with the white Russians, flees to France, get married, and lives a very ordinary and rather happy life until the war and later his wife's death. His son tells the story, and it's great, interesting, tender, funny, clever...

I loved it even more because the story takes place in Paris west suburbs, which is where I grew up, and I felt the place in the book, like it is in my memories, and that was great!

And this is a view from my couch... Shelves in my living room, with some books, of course!
I'm trying to get back to my "first love" in drawing : the "Every Day Matters" style!

11 commentaires:

Revelle a dit…

I hope to see you more at EDM!!! Love your book drawings! I'm a book-a-holic too!

PAMO a dit…

Both of these books sound like such wonderful reads! Thank you for the recommendation.
Your book cover painting are wonderful and your sketch of your living room shelves is so detailed and well done. Bravo!

nanke's stuff a dit…

You always do a wonderful job with the book covers. These both sound like books I would enjoy very much.... thanks for sharing them with us! nancy

Lynn a dit…

I always enjoy your book cover paintings, but today I loved your overburdened bookshelves.

Cathy Holtom a dit…

The bookshelves look great, I love browsing through other people's books!

Alex a dit…

Love the books painting, and I think the shelves is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for your comment Kazumi, really appreciate it

marancat a dit…

Pleased to see your latest sketches and paintings. You book paintings and reviews are great - I hope you will keep them all for posterity! Loved the bookshelves too.

Funtastical Faces a dit…

Love the detail of the book shelves! Sometimes the simplicity of pen and ink is so beautiful.

Ann a dit…

Your book paintings are always so well done and I enjoy your reviews too. And I really like you drawing of your book shelves - looks a bit like mine, overflowing with books!

raena a dit…

The bookshelf drawing is so detailed and so well drawn! And of course, I always love your book paintings and reviews!

jenna a dit…

I love the living room view!