Thursday, July 14, 2005

Suggestions - books for next reading

It's time to pick our next book! So, please post your recommendations as comments to this post.

We will be gathering suggestions and recommendations until July 31.

Get cracking, peeps!

7 Comments:

Blogger Mojo said...

Cloud Atlas was one of the best books I've read in recent memory. Highly recommended!

July 14, 2005 10:04 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Thanks for the input, Mojo. David Mitchell may be a little hip for this crowd but it's worth a shot.

I have an interesting proposition for our next book. Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold came up recently in a discussion with a friend and I was reminded of how much I admired that work. Also, I was reminded of how closely associated it will forever be in my mind with another book: William Golding's (that's the author of Lord of the Flies for you science types) The Double Tongue. Both of these books are very short and would make a fascinating comparative study in literature and world views.

So, my proposal is a coadunation of these two strikingly similar works from wildly different perspectives. We could call it Till We Have Double Tongues to avoid having to type out both titles all the time... For some of us there would be the additional benefit of some subtle tergiversation.

July 15, 2005 12:32 PM  
Blogger Bree said...

Here are my suggestions.
"I know Why The Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou.
"Watership Down" by Richard Adams.
"Where The Heart Is" by Billie Letts.

July 15, 2005 5:58 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I think we could have some very interesting discussions about: "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince". I know you will all be reading it anyway. ;)

July 15, 2005 10:37 PM  
Blogger John Otter said...

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon

By the way, Kevin, I was in a play version of Till we have Faces. I had the role of Bardia. A Friend of mine wrote it for her Senior integration project at Covenant.

July 16, 2005 11:46 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Oh my stars! Were you in that, John? I saw that! I forgot we overlapped there. Do you know what Megan (it was Megan, right?) is up to these days? I tried to marry her off to my brother but it never took...

Hip-Hip-Hooray for Harry Potter! I'll be waiting in line at midnight to get this latest installment... Watership Down is a really good choice as well. Very different from anything we've covered so far.

July 16, 2005 12:04 PM  
Blogger Joseph D said...

I've heard some good things about
She's come undone
and
I know this much is true
by
Wally Lamb

A bit depressing but a different speed from the political stuff- I'd recommend - She's come undone

be well all

August 16, 2005 10:43 PM  

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