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marksmithh wrote:Hi !!
Reading books is my hobby since I was a child.
I enjoy all Chales dicken's Novels specially Great Expectations.
Now I am into a job so I try to read out more and more online leadership books and leadership articles related to sharpening management skills.
It helps me a lot in building my personality.
I love Charles Dickens' work. I just finished a major paper analyzing Mr. Micawber in David Copperfield.
That's "The Count of Monte Cristo" by A. Dumas.
The style may not be the best, because it was written to be publised in episodes - therefore there are some repetitions, long descriptions and a few redundant dialogues which could have been shortened.
But all in all, it is one of the best books ever in my humble opinion, it's huge and yet (like most good books) you will be sad when you see you're getting closer and closer to the end, because you would want to keep on reading.
The story is brilliant and catching, even some friends of mine who only read things like dan brown and stephen king and are not inclined to read an old big book were absolutely blown away by it.
I hope you will enjoy it!
I'm ashamed to have not read "Nineteen Eighty-Four." Ashamed. I must read this and stop procrastinating.
I'd be amazed to meet someone who doesn't like at least some aspect of "Of Mice and Men." That Steinbeck can pack so many themes into so short a space is simply remarkable. Everyone I know who's read it has been moved.
"Fahrenheit 451" has to be my favorite of all of these, even though it rather depresses me. I suppose for someone who loves reading as much as any of us, the idea of our world becoming like that... it's too real and horrifying.
I've already read 1984, and it is one of the best books I have ever read. I never read the other ones but I read a book that despite being a bit crazy is very creative and unbelievably well written.That book is One hundred years of solitude and it was written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. You should really read it. It's mind blowing!
colaroid wrote:I bought catcher in the rye based on having heard of it and everyone going on about it. All I remember was that I found it dull, and gave it to charity. I don't remember any of the storyline becuase it made no impression on me. Is it a boys book?
I agree with you Colaroid ... I read Catcher some years ago & found it very hard work to finish it. Still can't see why it's so highly regarded.
colaroid wrote: All I remember was that I found it dull, and gave it to charity. I don't remember any of the storyline becuase it made no impression on me. Is it a boys book?
Couldn't say it better myself. I completely agree with colaroid.
Catcher In The Rye was a book, while reading, i thought of nothing more than ending. It felt pretentious and boring in the beginning. I didn't think Holden was misunderstood, just a brat, but after getting used to Holden and his ways, i soon felt like i was on his side, wanting him to succeed every step of the way. The character development is amazing. Everyone has days when they feel like Holden and that's why he's such a great character, so relateable and out of touch with himself and the world around him. With most books I close the book feeling like i just got through reading a story about some arbitrary characters in some far off place where the world is rotating the opposite way of mine. Are these books bad? No. But they don't stick. If you want a book that sticks, read Catcher in the Rye. Even if you hate it at first i'll guarantee you'll never forget Holden.
Of Mice and Men. What can you say about this book? Steinbeck is probably my favorite writer thus far in my life. He has a knack for heart wrenching scenes. Most notably in this book. If you have a heart, it will break. Don't even try to keep from it, it will happen. Lenny and George's friendship translates even to the most obtuse and blind. After reading this, you don't have to be told what it's about or why things happened the way they did, you just know. 2 words: READ IT!!!
A perfect world that's not so perfect after all. 1984 is another dime a dozen dystopian novel. What sets this one apart from the others is it's creator, a political satirist at his finest, maybe even a soothsayer. While the world isn't quite what he wrote that it'd be, at times it sure does resemble it. Orwell's 1984 is a must. I loved it!
Fahrenheit 451 is incendiary.(haha!! get what i did there?) If you love books, and that's probably why everyone is here, then you'll love to hate this bookburning town. It's been a while since I've read it but i still remember the indignation i felt.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
By the way, these four were books I was expecting to be a chore to read, and instead found them delightful page-turners, each telling a profound message without sacrificing character and/or plot.