- VT, USA
- member since July 13, 2012
Cool, thanks! I keep finding more awesome-sounding books that I want to read, which is wonderful. At the same time I feel like I get so picky and if a book isn't really good I really don't know if I should finish it, but at the same time I hate not finishing one that I've started...like I've been reading The Passage, which is post-apocalyptic-ish, for awhile now but I haven't actually read it in so long because it was a little disappointing and I'm not sure if it gets more intriguing or not. It's good, but at the same time there are so many other books I want to be reading too! So this is my current issue. Also, that thing you were saying before about being in the middle of a book and feeling like you've read it before? I feel like I've done that too. And I have this weird thing where the ending of the book is the part that's hardest for me to remember. I frequently have to go back and re-read only the ending to books because they don't stick in my mind at all.
Have you tried reading Neil Gaiman's graphic novels? I just read one, never having read a graphic novel before, and I was suprised at how much I liked it! The Sandman series.
Also should I read Gone Girl? Is it better than your average suspense novel? I heard they're making a movie with Ben Affleck
I was looking at Mindy Kaling's book! I want to read it, I love her. Zack read Jurassic Park, he loved it. I haven't read anything in so long, I don't know if I have any good recommendations :-( Right now I'm reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman and I really like it, it's much lighter than American Gods.
Yeah I just finished American Gods and I want to read another book by that author, but I think I'm going to try Anansi Boys instead of Stardust. I liked the movie, but I felt like it would be better in book form. Yes I loved Oryx and Crake! There is also a companion book that she wrote that follows two women during the same events as Orxy and Crake called The Year of the Flood. I liked Oryx and Crake better, but I think some people preferred The Year of the Flood. As for endings...I feel like the majority of the time I am disappointed. I definitely felt the ending to American Gods, the ending to the war part at least, was super anti-climactic, but I just loved the rest of it so much. I'm trying to decide what to read next and it's hard. I also feel like with endings sometimes I can remember the entire book but I always forget how it ended.
Oops I never answered you before. I never saw the movie of Blindness because I really didn't think you could translate it very well into a movie. I love American Gods so far but I haven't had much time to read lately. I saw Stardust but I didn't love it...I did read Good Omens, which is by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, and it's hilarious. Like I would be reading it at a coffee place and people would be looking at me because I kept laughing. You should read it.