In the middle of several:
- Airframe by Michael Crichton
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenies
- The Cure by Kevin Tredeau
- River of Doubt by Candice Miller
- Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky
In the middle of several:
I finished The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon – definitely not one of Stephen’s King’s better works.
I started The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by the renowned Douglas Adams… certainly an interesting book, to say the least. Actually, I’m only on page sixteen or so, and I hardly know what is going on. ;)
Started reading King’s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. I loved it at first, but now the plot almost seems monotonous… I wonder why I’ve suddenly started devouring all things Stephen King.
Finished Native Son… I highly recommend this story about racial oppression and its effects.
Almost more interesting than the actual book, however, is looking how the book has changed. I have the original version of the book published in 1940 which also has later revisions – it is quite fascinating to me to see how the… not so innocent became more mild.
For instance, “To let her know that he wanted her he allowed her to draw his tongue into her mouth.” became “To let her know that he loved her he circled her waist with his arm and squeezed her tightly.”
Just something I found interesting…
Hehe, started a new book instead of Middlesex; I just didn’t find me wanting to read that book.
My new one is Native Son by Richard Wright, I think. It’s all about racial oppression, etc. It even goes double; I get to read it for English class as well.
Hehe. Yep, enjoying it.
there really is no point to keeping this on my list; I do this anyways because I love reading. =D
I might still make entries though, as I enjoy talking about how I felt about the book, hehe.
Middlesex is not at all what I thought it was. I like it though. Quite strange. =D so far, it is about a hermaphrodite and an incestuous relaitonship…
Started my book for math. It’s actually quite interesting, all about paradoxes and stuff. Forty out of hundred-eightyp ages. I have to write a report after I finish.
Whoever heard about writing a report about a book for a basic math class?!
Prey by Michael Crichton.
I love Crichton’s books – usually. Don’t get me wrong; this was a good book, but it was not one I could read over and over again like I do with his Congo and State of Fear.
A bit disappointed, but oh well. =)
I’m now going to start A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, which I’m sure is on some list or another.
EDIT: A.C.O. is impossible with the Nadsat Burgess invented and uses… Going to Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugendies instead.
Man, that title makes me feel weird.
I am really loving Sophie’s Choice so much. Very highly reccomended. Stingo, the narrator/main character, has come to know Sophie and Nathan, his loud upstairs neighbors. Sophie is a fragile woman of thirty years or so who is ‘haunted’ by her time as a Pole during the Third Reich. Nathan is the guy who ‘saved her’ and he is magnanimous, generous, intelligent, funny… basically everything you’d want. Anyhow, Stingo is bordering on obsession with Sophie; he wants her to be his. The story unfolds as it is found that Nathan takes drugs and sometimes abuses Sophie, as Nathan accuses Sophie numerous times of infidelity, and Stingo is there to see it all and learns more and more about Sophie’s past.
Yeah, I guess that sounds kind of stupid and overdramatic, does it not? Well, it’s not. I love it. =D
EDIT: Finished Sophie’s Choice. I have heard it is depressing, but really, the book ends in a positive note… I loved this book.
EDIT2: Why have I suddenly become obsessed with reading? No matter, it is time to start my next book… hehe, after the… ‘heaviness’ of Styron and Sophie’s Choice, I think I am going to go with yet another Stephen King. Secret Window, Secret Garden. I saw the movie, which was great, so I hope the book measures up. =)
EDIT3: Argh, went to Borders and bought a bunch of books. Starting Michael Crichton’s Prey in favor of that King one. =D
Well, Sophie’s Choice so far is nothing like I thought it would be. As far as I can surmise, this book is about a guy named Stingo who is fired from his editing/reviewing job, moves to Brooklyn, and lives vicariously through the lives of his noisy neighbors above, who seem to delight in two things: having loud sex and fighting about how much of a whore Sophie is.
Honestly though, I love it so far. I am only on page fifty or so; I take about half as long to read the same amount of pages in other books. Styron’s prose is just beautful; it draws you in, but it is difficult to read.