Tristan, I really enjoyed The God of Small Things. Maybe it's heavy because Arundhati Roy's style is a little unfamiliar in some way, but it's precisely the language snd imagery used that I love, among other things.
I've just read The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera. Again, more on the "heavy" side. But Kundera has a way of imparting thoughts and thought-provoking ideas without pounding them into your brain. He doesn't drag you down. Plus, he's a very good storyteller.
Other books I just read:
Iyanla Vanzant's One Day My Soul Opened Up. If you're familar with her, it's a great insight to her person and "wisdom" from everything she's gone through and the struggle that she continues to face, emotionally and spiritually. To those interested about being *centered*, it's worth a check out.
The Alchemist, by Paolo Coelho. It's a book for dreamers and the search for what's essential.
[This message has been edited by Cala (edited 04-01-2000).]