- San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
- member since August 4, 2006
Hi ian. i added you as a contact ages ago because of your review on Jane eyre, one of my favourite novels. I'm saddened though to find that the only other novel/s that we have botha ctually read is pride and prejudice by jane austen. how is it that we both haven't read anymore than 2 of the books on each others shelves. So may i point you in the direction of "the bell jar" by sylvia plath (not as depressing as everyone makes it out to be), "the distant hours" by kate morton and "atonement" by ian mcewan. all books of which i think you should read. and i am willing to accept any reccomendations you have for me, but you don't have to...
I read this on your Jane Eyre review: "All other novels should be measured by this one." And thought, he would have some lovely things to say in our Classical Re-Education discussion. I'm reading the book for the first time now, and would love your conversation.
I've read the Metamorphosis for school and on my own several times. Its fantastic, and I could go on forever on all its metaphors and social commentary, or I could just tell you its one of my favorites and let you figure it out on your own... but I should at least say this: how do you say no to a book where the lead character turns into a beetle? Kafka never fails to make me feel a little bit sad while I laugh, and for some reason that's a good thing.
As for Corrie ten Boom, I love her, I think she was brilliant and brave. The University I went to (Dallas Baptist) has a room dedicated to her with some of her old things, her companion used to work there. It was one of my favorite places to study and do homework.
C.S. Lewis and Shakespeare... a shelf is not complete without them. Thankyou for being happy to see them. :-D
Hope you like The Metamorphosis, I'm reading The Castle right now with a friend. I'll let you know how that one turns out too.
Have you read any Jane Austen? I'm in a Jane Austen book club right now on Better Than Starbucks, and we're in the middle of Sense and Sensibility. I never tire of her books either.
I see you like Twain, at least you quote him... who is your favorite?
Oh yeah! I love mysteries but Classics are my favourites! Other genres I'm partial towards are stream of conciousness, southern gothics, humor ( Wodehouse saves my sanity!) and a few more that I can't place right now... Yes I liked The Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations :D
I plan to get the entire collection of Sherlock Holmes. Pray it happens soon!
Thanks again and keep adding those reviews! :)