- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
- member since May 14, 2009
Sorry Chuck, I JUST came across your note to me (from SIX months ago!)
Yes, I enjoyed WWZ. By the looks of the previews, it doesn't look like the movie will be taking the same approach as the book. Pity. That would have been a nice change ... a movie addressing several points of view. Guess that's just too original an idea for Hollywood. Pity.
Thanks! I've read 3 Nights but not Men at Work (although I have it in my library). Looking forward to the post-season. My favorite time of year coming up with football, baseball and autumn. I haven't read the Art of Fielding (a novel the revolves around baseball) but I hear it's good. Hope all is well and happy reading!
Chuck, you are more than welcome. I'm looking forward to reading your reviews and recommendations as well. I noticed you like the classics as well so here are a few of my favorites: "God's Little Acre" and "Tobacco Road" by Eskine Caldwell, "The African Queen" by C.S. Forester, "The Summer of 42" by Herman Raucher, "Make Room, Make Room" and "Deathworld: Trilogy" by Harry Harrison, and "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie. Enjoy and READ ON...
Chuck, it seems we share a significant number of the same interests in books so thought I would proffer a few of my favorites for you to consider adding to your wish list:
"Night Lamp," "Planet of Adventure Collection," and "Big Planet" by Jack Vance,
"The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman,
"Resurrection" by Arwen Dayton,
"The Grey Mane of Morning" and "Red Moon and Black Mountain" by Joy Chant,
"Spanking Shakespeare" by Jake Wizner,
"The Night Angel Trilogy" by Brent Weeks,
"The Maze Runner Series" by James Dashner,
"The Farseer Apprentice Trilogy" by Robin Hobb,
"The First Law Trilogy," "Best Served Cold," and "Heroes" by Joe Abercrombie,
"The Human Chronicles Trilogy (pulp fiction/space opera)" by T.R. Harris,
"Ender's Game Series" by Orson Scott Card,
"The Harry Irons Trilogy" by Thomas Stone,
"The Highest Tide" by Jim Lynch,
"Triple Cross" by Mark T. Sullivan,
"No Mercy," "Damage Control," and "Hostage Zero"
I hope you like East of Eden, Chuck. It is my second favorite Steinbeck. Grapes is first, and Mice and Men third. When you finish, you might like the old movie with James Dean in it--I took a class to the college film series to see it many years ago now.
I have read most of his books---Travels with Charlie, Grapes of Wrath, and East of Eden are my favorites--Of Mice and Men is one I taught to many classes, and I have to admit, I like it too. I really admire Steinbeck's writing craft.
I'm so glad you are reading Steinbeck's works---I like him better than Faulkner and Hemingway; but Faulkner is another I like.
If you haven't read Light in August by Faulkner, you might try it and watch what he does with a Christ figure --look for initials JC in character--Red Badge of Courage has a Christ figure too--the Christ figure usually sacrifices himself for others---now you've had your English lesson for the day!! Sorry!! You can take the teacher out of the class--but you can't take the class out of the teacher!!! ☺ ☺ Happy Reading!!
Chuck, I hope you like Grapes of Wrath. You may not believe--I was young--but I taught this book to a class of 11th graders one year (usually did Mice and Men). They liked it, and I did too. Watch for the Christ figure in it--initials are J.C. East of Eden is another Steinbeck novel that is a good read--again watch for Biblical allusions. I see you've been on a Steinbeck kick lately; I love his writing. The James Dean East of Eden movie is very good too if you can find it. Tale care, and enjoy your reading!!!!