kellysouthpaw wrote:I haven't read either of those. Of Steinbeck I've read "Of Mice and Men" and "Grapes of Wrath" and enjoyed the former much more than the latter
VaiVedrai wrote:I can't say I loved Catcher in the Rye, but I respect it. The narrative is still relevant, especially with the lengthening of childhood immaturity, and in a way also reflective of the hipster subculture (that everyone's a "goddamn phony" ).
VaiVedrai wrote:On my list this summer is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I bought the book new at a $2 sale last year, and still haven't gotten around to reading it.
VaiVedrai wrote: Ditto War and Peace, but I'm saving that for the Christmas break. When it's snowing out, a Russian classic seems more appropriate.
I read Anna Karenina in about a week when I was around 13...and Dostoyevsky's The Idiot in a similar chunk of time. I have a hard time putting books down, regardless of how confusing they are.Sherry wrote:VaiVedrai wrote: Ditto War and Peace, but I'm saving that for the Christmas break. When it's snowing out, a Russian classic seems more appropriate.
You'll need longer than Christmas break to read that one I read it back when I was 12 or so (yeah I read a lot of heavy stuff back then) and it took me 6 months from start to finish. Just keeping up with the characters (there is an entire section devoted to listing them all ) was a mammoth task.
I personally would re read anything by Oscar Wilde. I have his Letters, Notes and Essays nearby always and often pick it up and browse.
I may have another re read of Melanie Rawn's Sunrunner series.
As for new books, I don't have time at the moment.
I'm also thinking of reading that book that James Bobin's wife wrote. I can't for the life of me think of the title though
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