8/09/2006

so I've been reading a lot of books recently and I've been enjoying it. I read A Confederacy of Dunces about a fat, ridiculous guy in New Orleans, which was funny and had lots of local color. The main guy reminded me of trivia bowl people. I also read Basket Case by Carl Hiassen, a detective story about a newspaper reporter. It was kind of a pot-boiler but a very fun book. I also read The Boys from Brazil about a guy hunting Nazis (I won't spoil the other stuff) which was a little corny. It seemed written to be made into a movie, which it eventually was, but was pretty good. I read Bram Stoker's Dracula too, which was very entertaining. I also discovered that the movie with Johnny Depp, Winona Rider and a topless Monica Bellucci follows the book very closely. Then I read The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, which I really enjoyed. It's a series of stories about people from Earth colonizing Mars. It was really interesting, and far too short - I wanted to keep reading, and I don't even read sci-fi stuff. I also read American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, which was hilarious at first and then pretty horrific and bizarre - it's about a yuppie in 80's New York City who is a killer (no spoiler there, since there's a movie too). The parts about his life are super funny, going to eat, what he wears, his favorite music, etc. The other parts about the killings are crazy and hard to read, but still a good book. And finally I read The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton, typical interesting adventure stuff from Crichton.

Anybody got any recommendations?

7 comments:

Beth said...

i read a lot of christopher moore and tom robbins and love it.

emma discovery said...

handels here - finally got a blog/blogger acct. anyway, i really liked jonathan lethem's "fortress of solitude." and i'm reading "in cold blood" right now and it rules.

Andrew said...

coolio. who's emma discovery?

emma discovery said...

your mom. DUH!

Andrew said...

burn

Carolina said...

On the Beach by Nevil Shute

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