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The only stuff I've read by Wilde is "Picture of Dorian Gray" and "Importance of being Earnest." I hated Dorian Gray :/ Too bland and I didn't like Dorian. Too whiny and superficial.Originally Posted by ichimaru_gin_n_tonic
oh, yeah, Beckett XD I wanted to start reading it today, but for the life of me, I can't remember where I put it >.>
Is it because it's just straight dialogue? The thing I don't like about reading plays is that you have to get the tone and all of the imagery and description from what the character says. Everything is implicit rather than explicit.Originally Posted by Luckas04
yeah. you have just said the very reason why i like them in their original form. the medium.Originally Posted by Kadoman
agreed. it was created in such a way that if you did not read the book, you would be able to understand the story.Quote:
on-topic: i'm currently reading the three musketeers for the sake of finishing it.
Yes, I don't know how you get it from my words, but it is the straight dialogue. I belevied in the plays the scenery was described.Originally Posted by LadyHatake
I understand what you mean.I watched the first two movies and then jumped to 6th book and it felt like I missed nothing,almost not any plot development at all.Really it was pretty disappointing.Originally Posted by Luckas04
The dark tower series- stephen king
Harry Potter- JK Rowling
Chronicles or Narnia- CS Lewis
The Historian- Elizabeth Kostova
Bartiemaeus trilogy- Jonathan Stroud
His Dark Materials trilogy- Phillip Pullman
Lord Of The Rings- JRR Tolkien
The Black Magician trilogy- Trudi Canavan
The Dan Brown collection
Several by Dean Koontz
Mossflower- Brian Jacques
all really good stuff
I'm reading The Bourne trilogy, I finished The Bourne identity and I arrived about half of The Bourne supremacy, they are better than I belivied.
^ they are good but there is a new book by a diffrent author and it sucks soooooooooooooo bad i mean it was hard for me just to read the first set of pages >.< what they did to ................ and then he ............ arggg >.< ((Eric van something is the author of the new book)
im reading The Ultament guide to hichikeing across the galaxy ((all 5 books in one volume))
i just finished the World of Warcraft Trilogy >.> or maybe one of the trilogies XD i don't know if there are more books
anyhow i am going to search for some more books from the dragonlance series now i have about 15 up until now and i want MORE O_O
Could you say me the titles?Originally Posted by ILUVATAR
I just finished Waiting For Godot, a play by Samuel Beckett (existentialism ><)
I'm getting ready to start the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare as well as Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton (both for English Literature class :/)
That's the most boring play I've ever read When our litterature teacher dragged us to watch it at some old theater, I think it's the only time in my life when I nearly died of boredomOriginally Posted by LadyHatake
Currently reading a treaty on Norse Mythology, and loving it
Yeah >< I had no clue what the hell the point of the play was. it was just one big existential cycle, where the smae thing kept happening with only minor differences.Originally Posted by Xophien
I remember having to study Waiting For Godot as well. It is SO boring! Katy, looks like you've got quite a bit of literature to plough through there! I don't care much for Hamlet. We're pretty lucky in England that there are so many great translations of Shakespeare's plays. One of my favourites has the original language on the left hand page and the trans on the right page. Makes for much easier and enjoyable reading experience.
I just finished reading Anne of Green Gables. Although I've seen the film a dozen times, I've never read the novel. I really enjoyed it!
Kado, I have a book like that too XD It's in this series by a bookseller here (Barnes & Noble Booksellers) called "No Fear Shakespeare" XD That's how I got through Much Ado About Nothing. I already bought the No Fear version of Hamlet, too ^^Originally Posted by Kadoman
currently reading Kafka on the Shore
i'm quite surprised though that a narration would use the present tense all through out. kinda gives a weird senseless direction of time