Despite what my title might make you think, this was not at all a fun book to read.
Several years ago (like 12 or 13 now, but I’m not counting), House of Sand and Fog received a ton of Oscar nominations, including actor nods for Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley and Shohreh Aghdashloo. I, being the read-the-book-first type, picked this up in a garage sale with the intent of reading in order to watch the movie. I’ve only just now gotten around to it, and I have to say, I think the moment has passed on this book. For my scathing review, check out my blog, The Universe Disturbed. I do, in fact, make a Game of Thrones reference there.