The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces, 4th edition, vol. I.
Thread: What'cha Reading?
01-10-2009, 02:36 PM #451
01-10-2009, 08:06 PM #452
Weetzie Bat by Francseca Lia Block- a reread. I love the author's use of imagery and sort of a poetic approach to prose. It's all very much from Weetzie's point of view... that perhaps she has a tendency to romanticize and be too carefree- but don't we all want a little to see the magic in the world- for the simplest, equisite pleasures. On reread it's definitely interesting to compare Weetzie's world-perception to My-Secret-Agent-Lover-Man's (and in later books, to Cherokee's and Witch Baby's).
The Dead Fathers Club by Matt Haig- a modern retelling of Hamlet... with Hamlet recast as Phillip Noble, an 11 yr old boy whose dad has just died. Is meant to work on two levels, one the classic ghost-story level and on the Phillip-is-going-crazy level. Does a good job of humanizing the characters (especially Ophelia/Leah, I thought), but the unravelling of the plot in the last fourth didn't do either level justice.
01-10-2009, 10:55 PM #453SnifflesGuest
01-13-2009, 05:38 PM #454
WatchmenI may be bested in battle, but I shall never be defeated.
01-14-2009, 03:39 PM #455ByMySwordGuest
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The Warrior Diet by Ori Hofmekler
01-18-2009, 07:08 PM #456
Osho -- the man who loved seagulls
the preface is amazing.
01-19-2009, 05:56 PM #457
Just bought this:
Weird, as I never buy fictional books. I think I'm going to get "Blood Meridian" soon by the same author.
01-19-2009, 10:33 PM #458
The Power of Kindness by Pierro Ferrucci. Amazing! And A Cook's Tour by Anthony Bourdain, which is way too funny...The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.- Carl Jung
Life does not stop and start at your convenience, you miserable piece of shit!- Walter Sobchak
01-20-2009, 10:23 PM #459ByMySwordGuest
Writing History: A Guide for Students by William Kelleher Storey
The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics by Gilbert M. Joseph & Timothy J. Henderson
Revising Prose by Richard A. Lanham
Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr by Nancy Isenburg
01-21-2009, 12:33 AM #460
Peace of Soul by Fulton Sheen"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay one invincible summer."
A Christian's life may be the only Bible some people ever read.
"The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them" Maya Angelou.
I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ" Gandhi
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