"End_Boss said:Because it's (in my opinion) the greatest adventure story ever written. I try to read it at least once a year."The Hobbit....For the second time this year."I finished that not too long ago! But the last time I read it was several years ago. Why are you reading it for your second time in the space of three months? =PRight now I'm reading "America Alone" by Mark Steyn for myself and I'm reading "Watership Down" for school. They're both pretty good."
"A ways in to The Jungle by Upton Sinclair"Gah, that book grossed me out.
I'm STILL trying to get through Atlas Shrugged. Once that's out of the way (if I have the willpower to finish it) I'll be on to The Self-Aware Universe by Amit Goswami and maybe The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene
"Catcher in the Rye is one of my favorite books of all time. It is an excellent novel. Glad to see someone else enjoying it!
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D Salinger I’m working my way through the classics."
Its great, especially now as I am the exact same age as the protagonist.
"BiggerBomb said:We just read the Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway) and the Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald) in English. Both were pretty good, but OMAS was a little too simple for my tastes. =P It was really short, though."I think I'm supposed to be reading some Hemingway over this Spring Break, but I haven't started any of that yet...."You should definitely do this. Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Steinbeck. Spend your summer reading all three. "
"I'm re-reading some novels, I just finished Brave New World and am now starting on Nineteen Eighty-Four. And if you need the authors of those books, then I deserve to kick you. "Brave New World is a good book. I read it earlier this year. It's by Alduous Huxley.
"Sir_Ragnarok said:That's what is beautiful about Hemingway's writing. Beauty in simplicity. The sentences may be small and concise, but there's a lot of subtlety behind his writing. People don't say he influenced the entirety of modern American Literature for their health alone."BiggerBomb said:We just read the Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway) and the Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald) in English. Both were pretty good, but OMAS was a little too simple for my tastes. =P It was really short, though."I think I'm supposed to be reading some Hemingway over this Spring Break, but I haven't started any of that yet...."You should definitely do this. Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Steinbeck. Spend your summer reading all three. "
Ah, finally found a thread like this.
I'm about to start reading William Gibson's Spook Country when it comes in, but until then I'm reading an interesting take on the end-of-the-world by J.G. Ballard called The Drowned World, where at least some of mankind is sort of at peace with the idea of the world being reset, instead of it all being one big angst trip. Not that I hate angst trips :)
"So what books are you currently reading?I have nearly finished The Northen Lights by Philip Pullman, it's part of 'His Dark Materials' series and I also have the two fellow books in the series to read. I believe it's called Golden Compass in the US. I know a film was made on it, but never seen it. It's been a good book so far, can feel quite childish in areas but also as a much darker side to it. After that I'll get around to reading Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell. "
Just finished "american psycho" by Bret Easton Ellis a couple of months ago, currently reading "Shatter" by Michael Robotham
" lamegame621 said:"Breakfast of Champions- Kurt Vonnegut. Great book. All his books are amazing."What a great fucking choice. <3 Vonnegut. "