|09-13-2007, 03:03 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Texas, USA
Reading for Pleasure
I know we've had plenty of threads discussing PD books and/or books that have impacted our lives. Here's a thread to tell everyone about the books we read for fun or just because we love to read. The idea is that we can learn about some books/authors we may not have heard about before, but would enjoy. I'll start:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Anything by Kurt Vonnegut (but especially Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five)
Anything by Nick Hornby
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Yes, I also love Jane Austen
Affluenza by Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss
Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared M. Diamond
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky (and his other books)
The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O'Connor
And of course there's more, but I think that's good enough to start.
How about you?
|09-13-2007, 03:29 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
I haven't had much pleasure reading so far in my life(high school ended only a lil more than a year ago for me)
But I still liked some of the books I had to read for school... started liking reading more in my last year...
J.D. Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye - probably my favourite
Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime and Punishment
Anton Chekhov - The Cherry Orchard
|09-18-2007, 08:09 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
I love Goethe's Faust. The story just keeps coming up in my life, and in my own writing, even before I knew anything about it. Plus, it's just very amusing to read and analyze, and the language isn't very 'heady'. In fact, it's kind of crass.
The Indigo Saga by Louise Cooper has always been one of my favorite works of fiction.
And let's not forget the Principia Discordia.
|09-18-2007, 08:18 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE me some Miss Flannery, Clarity!
And yes, David. I adore RAW too. ;-)
Julian Barnes is also awesome, Ang.
Stephen King is also rocking.
Saussure, Eco, Peirce, all the nerdy linguist types, really.
|09-09-2011, 12:03 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Probably my favorite novel ever is Anna Karenina. But up there too is Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children. I've been going through Bruce Chatwin's books recently and they're amazing too.
I agree with the people who said Julian Barnes as well. Apparently his new book is his best yet (and short-listed for the Booker prize). Can't wait to read it.
On the non-fiction (politics) side I just read Michael Billig's Banal Nationalism, which is an absolutely fascinating analysis of the world we live in. I don't think I've ever been so captivated by an academic book.
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