Simple enough question: what book are you reading right now and what do you think of it? The searchamatron reveals a similar thread posted way back when but it's closed now.
I'm reading The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel García Márquez at the moment. It's about the eternal dictator of some hundreds of years of an unspecified country and the effects of power and such. It's of Márquez's typical magic realist style and is basically allegorical to the Latin American dictators around the time it was written.
I'm a fan of his and loved One Hundren Years of Solitude, but I'm finding this one a little harder going. It's very dense and a bit all over the place, which is kind of his usual style, but it's been a little bit of an obstacle for me to really get into the book and I've found it difficult to give it the proper concentration I do when I'm really enjoying a novel. I'll stick with it though, as I hate leaving a book unfinished.
Not sure what will be next but I'm thinking about a change of pace with some P.G Woodhouse or maybe even Terry Pratchett.