- Lake Butler, FL, USA
- member since July 6, 2010
No I am a history major, so summer is one of the few times I have time to read novels (which I enjoy way more than most history books). Sometimes I can squeeze a few novels during the year but usually nothing too long or involved. I tried to read The Brothers Karamazov while I was in school last year and it didn't turn out too well. Still haven't finished it. :( I am assuming you are an English major? A few people have recommended Ulysses to me, but I didn't enjoy Portrait of an Artist as Young Man as much as I feel I was supposed to so I have never had a real urge to read more Joyce at this point.
how close are you to the end? Good luck with Finnegans Wake. I can never seem to get into Joyce. Perhaps I will tackle some of his longer novels down the road a ways but up to this point if have only read Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man. I think I am going to to try read Confederacy of Dunces after Don Quixote. That is if I can actually finish it before the next semester starts...
Wow. I don't know if I am actually going to be able to finish it. But I am enjoying way more than I thought I would. The translation (Edith Grossman) I am reading is surprisingly accessible. Are you reading it in English as well? I have also been surprised at the amount of slapstick humor. It's almost reminiscent of Monty Python. I am going to try hard to finish it as I am immensely enjoying Quixote's antics and bizarre chivalric logic. How are you finding it? Is it worth getting all through? Also reading this has caused me to name my car Rocinante!
I really loved Lolita up until close to the end. It seemed to die out. However, Nabokov's use of language is absolutely magical.
I read The Scarlet Letter in high school but couldn't remember the details so I thought I'd revisit it. It was a bit boring to me overall but I did enjoy Hawthorne's many uses of symbolism. Btw, I detest Chillingworth. The Crucible was probably my favorite of the three. I really got a feeling for what the characters went through and felt the most emotion during my reading. I am now reading Jane Eyre and loving it!!! Reading anything interesting?
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