I first read both of today’s books in print. Recently I reread them in audio. I liked both a little less this time around, so maybe stick with print.
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston
When Janie is forced to marry Logan Killicks, she finds herself unhappy with her lot in life. So she runs away with Jody, who turns out to be worse. Finally she meets Tea Cake, and finds the happiness she spent her whole life searching for.
Ultimately a story about Janie finding herself, there is a lot going on in Their Eyes Were Watching God. Too much for a mini review. If you haven’t read this one, it is worth reading. The nice thing about the audio was that I didn’t have to “read” the dialect (which I remember struggling with the first time).
The End of the Affair
The love affair between Maurice Bendrix and Sarah Miles is full of passion and jealousy and ends as suddenly as it began. Then Bendrix befriends Sarah’s husband and hires a private investigator to discover Sarah’s new lover. The book examines the relationship between the characters and the possibility of a higher power.
I probably gave this 5/5 when I first read it, so maybe I shouldn’t have reread it. I’d forgotten how philosophical and religious the book was – which is not a bad thing at all but rather something I wasn’t expecting. I still think it is a wonderfully written book.