July 16, 2010

So, the reading list is as follows (and no, I don’t reasonably intend to finish all of this before school starts, but it’s not a bad goal):

Lolita (done)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (done)

One Hundred Years of Solitude (done)

The Tortilla Curtain

The Satanic Verses

A Confederacy of Dunces

The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Sometimes A Great Notion

And if it can possibly be gotten to at all, The Count of Monte Cristo.

Ambitious? Hell yes.  But I have not much else to do but read, which I enjoy.  And a few of these I’ve been meaning to read for some time.  Also, as you can see, I included books I’ve already read so far.  This is more so if you haven’t read these, now you have an excuse to.  And if enough people get on board with this, we may just keep it going throughout the school year.  Might be fun!


2 Responses to “Books”

  1. swingeth Says:

    How was Fear and Loathing? I have a pile of books to get through, too, but I really want to add it to my list.

    Also, finished Lolita a couple of months ago. Incredible.

    • Eric Says:

      Fear and Loathing was great, but not for the same reasons that the movie was. I read the narrator with Johnny Depp’s Hunter S Thompson voice, but apart from that it was almost like reading a new story. The book gives more background and information, so you know more about what’s going on. It also is in no way reminiscent of a crazy drug binge in the way the movie is. The movie puts you there, where the book recounts it as if it’s the lethargic night after. Still very much worth your time.

      And yes, Lolita was absolutely fantastic!

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