"Tenacious" by Julian Stockwin (6th in "Kydd" series)
*splurged on Star Wars books (I know I am pathetic) pulp fiction but good reads, by the by they are the ones where everyone is older nad has kids who are older than they were in the movies (han and leia)
*finally got the emperor series by conn iggulden - semi factual look at the life of julius ceasar
Holes by Louis Sachar. Had to pick this one up for uni (because I have to read a Stage 4 English text). Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. I grabbed this one up because I saw it as I was paying for the other one.
got given a pile of books for my birthday a couple of weeks ago including:
- the time traveller's wife, by audrey niffeneger.
- vanity fair, by william makepeace thackeray.
- anna karenina, by leo tolstoy.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
The Godfather - Mario Puzo
On The Road - Jack Kerouac The Passion - Jeanette Winterson
The Hunter - Julia Leigh
Wide Sargasso - Sea Jean Rhys Silk - Alessandro Baricco
Blood & Guts in High School - Kathy Acker
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
Jane Eyre - Brontë
Smilla's Sense of Snow - Peter Høeg
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut Howl and Other Poems - Allen Ginsberg
Those that are bolded I highly recommend. Highly. As in, buy them right now and read them until your eyes hurt.
I have heaps and heaps of books, since reading/writing is my profession. However, most of these books I've put in my family's collection (so far over 300 books, novels mainly). I do however, have some in my own stash. Anything I highlighted in red is a highly recommended read.
* (As of 21/7/2007) The complete series of Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (7 books). * The Belgarion/Mallorean series by David and Leigh Eddings(13 books).
* The Dreamers series by David and Leigh Eddings (4 books) * The Elenium/Tamuli series by David and Leigh Eddings (6 books). * The Riftwar Saga, Krondor Trilogy, Prince of the Blood, The King's Buccaneer, the Serpenstwar Saga, A Conclave of Shadows (series), The Dark War Trilogy by Raymond E. Fiest (18 books). * The Axis Trilogy by Sara Douglass (3 books)
* Wizards of Odd by various authors.
* Gathering the Bones by various authors.
* The First Americans Saga by William Sarabande (4 books).
* Zen Computers by P.T. Sudo.
* The Riders by Tim Winton. * Brother Night by Victor Kellerher. * The Makers by Victor Kellerher.
* One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.
* Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin.
* The Smoking Gun by Malcolm Rose.
* Year of the Phial by Joe Boyle.
* Starship Titanic by Terry Jones. * Road to Mars by Eric Idle.
* Deadly Games by Hilary Norman.
* Merlin by James Mallory (3 books). * The Science of Discworld by Terry Pratchett et al. * I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein.
* The Norton Anthology of English Literature: 16th/17th Century edited by Stephen Greenblat (contains over 400 pieces of medieval literature).
* Christian Theology by Alister McGrath.
Went to visit my folks today, and they bought me the latest Murakami, After Dark, as well as a book called Interpretation of Murder. The Murakami is fairly short, just 200 pages, so I'll be looking to finish it over night. Not bad so far.
Ah.. finished it overnight as expected. I wouldn't say it's bit different from standard Murakami in the sense that it's by far his least ambitous novels. Almost feels like a lengthy short story.
I quite enjoyed it though. Very cinematic. While reading I was thinking of all the directors that could do a damn decent job with this material. Very interesting to see what a Wong Kar Wai, a Michel Gondry, a Jean-Pierre Jeunet or even a David Lynch could do.