Up Next : A Tale of Two Cities
I love that the minds of the minds of 1932 were thinking this and publishing this. What a scary world without choice and without conflict and without sadness. You can't truly know happiness if you don't know what sadness feels like. Drugs aren't the answer.
Up Next : A Tale of Two Cities
I don't really have much to say except I loved it the first time and I love it again.
What I will say....
RUN DON'T WALK and see it on Broadway. Pay full price. It is Brilliant.
Up Next: Brave New World
It is funny how life changes us and changes our opinions. I have said from early on I would read these in order from 100 to 1 and that would include rereading books I had already read. Most people said that is nuts and having to reread this specific book was the only reason I was weary of that choice. I read it years ago and HATED; hated it so much that I was angry as I turned each page. But man am I glad that I gave myself the rereading rule!
I have no idea what I hated so much about it the first time. I don't remember where I was in life, what I was going through, but it had to inform my feelings. This is proof that everything deserves a second chance. I am so glad I read it again. I found it beautiful and touching and funny that a book about a second chance at love, when read a second time, made me fall in love completely.
Up Next: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
I know, I know a lot of people aren't going to like this, but..... meh...
Up Next: Love in the Time of Cholera
I have no idea why I didn't have a harder time reading this when I read it the first time, but getting through the first bit had me nauseated.
"Please, reader: no matter your exasperation with the tender hearted, morbidly sensitive, infinitely circumspect hero of my book, do not skip these essential pages! Imagine me; I shall not exist if you do not imagine me, let's even smile a little."
I do find the discussion of what is pornography interesting. This book starts rough and ends further away from the sexuality and hard to read excerpts...this is pointed out as to why it isn't porn. Porn gets rougher as this mellows.
So tricky. So hard to read. Interesting to have reread it.
Up Next: Of Mice and Men
Timing is funny. I had never heard of this book or the author when I first looked at the list and now she is everywhere because of The Goldfinch and I must say if it is anything like this novel, I can't wait to read it.
The group of "kids" in this book are so fascinating. They are completely in there own world and you feel like an outsider looking in. I had a lot of fun looking up so many words and stories because of all the greek, although it wasn't necessary and it didn't make me feel less than. I also kept getting confused as to what time period I was reading about because of their way of life. The main character feels like someone on your side, in your court, with your confusion, although he slides down the slippery slope and you as the reader are happy to have just been on the outside.
I didn't want it to end.
Up Next: Lolita
I don't know what it is about this book, but I loved it the first time and I loved it again. A completely different look at a murder. A fun look at heaven and what happens after death. It is hard and youthful and mature and beautiful.
Up Next: The Secret History
I attempted to read this years ago, from one of those tiny paperbacks with the super thin pages and everything looked the same and I never got through the first chapter. I fell asleep every few sentences. This was before I realized the layout of a page was important for my eyes to be able to read text. Never the less, I was worried about picking this one up again.
New copy in hand and it turned out I couldn't put the thing down and I never wanted it to end. I also love thinking about how people read this in bits and pieces through magazine type publication. Talking about it like its the next episode of Lost or Walking Dead or Orange is the New Black. Ah the dramatic episodic before there was TV. Imagine everyone reading (and being excited about it) rather than watching the boob tube...
Ok....I have been crazy behind on writing these little blurbs which is why they are all going up on the same day....on that note...
This was not at all what I expected. I don't know what I thought this novel was about. I thought it was about a boy, a happy odd boy at that. Boy was I wrong. Talk about depressing! Nothing Goes right and Sue is a jerk and why didn't he know! All that being said, I loved it!
Up Next: On The Road