Thursday, June 25, 2009

Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream

UNM's Provost chose Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream by acclaimed Los Angeles Times journalist Sam Quinones as this summer's inaugural work for the Lobo Reading Experience, a summer reading program for UNM Freshmen. Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream is recommended (not required) reading for freshmen enrolling at UNM in the fall of 2009. The book will be used in numerous discussion groups and selected class assignments early in the semester, and a further series of events is being planned around a visit by the author later in the term.

So, has anyone in the Honors community (not only freshmen) yet read this book? If so, what did you think about it? Was it a good selection for UNM students? What did you think was most successful about the book? Least successful?

1 comment:

Jynne said...

I have not read this book, but am always looking for summer reading ideas anyway. I'm always on the bus or train and need something to pass the time.

I just hope they don't beat these books over the head. I remember in High School, we seemed to read The Great Gatsby for AP English, Humanities and Literature and now I can't stand the book. Imagine having to write a semester's worth of essays on "her voice was full of money"! Yipes.