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Thomas Jefferson, Architect: The Built Legacy of Our Third President by Hugh Howard
Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy.
I love classic Russian literature.
I've been very interested in this since my Tolstoy kick earlier last year. Hope you're enjoying it so far!
It's classic Tolstoy and is impossible to put down. It has sort of a War and Peace feel to it, but without the heft and far fewer characters. If you have enjoyed anything by Tolstoy, then I highly recommend it.
The Outsider by Albert Camus, my english teacher gave it to me as a gift when I left my school this year and I really enjoyed it. Now im about to start reading Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman which is for school, I do prefer fiction but it should be an exciting read.
I'm a few pages away from finishing Schoolgirl by Osamu Dazai. I really like his writing style (of course it is translated, though.)
Thank you, I appreciate the recommendation. I haven't read any of his novels yet, actually, only a variety of stories and novella-length works; many of them from the later period, which I figure already would incline me toward Resurrection. Such a powerful and effective writer. <3
No problem! I am glad to run into someone else that appreciates his work. I also highly recommend anything by Fyodor Dostoyevsky,, but especially, The Brothers Karamzaov. Just incredibly powerful writing that sticks with you.
I'll be perfectly frank: it was not my favorite of Bellow's work. The writing is top-notch Bellow, to be sure, and Herzog's inner monologue via his thoughts and letters is amusing, and you do feel for Herzog, but his self-pity gets to be a bit grating after hundreds of pages of it.
If you are already familiar with Bellow and can't wait to read more of his writing, then by all means, read it, but if you are not as familiar with Bellow, I would read Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, and Humboldt's Gift first.
I'm working through Outlander right now. Really good so far! After that I plan on revisiting Jane Eyre.
Thanks for the input, and review. I haven't read anything by Bellow yet, but wanted to get into it. I will start with Humboldt's Gift then and take it from there.
Two on the Aisle by Robbi McCoy. It's a really funny book.
Recently finished Hag Seed, by Margaret Atwood; and the short story collection, Jesus' Son, by Denis Johnson
I just re-finished To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I have finished reading The Picture of Dorian Gray over the weekend. When I started reading it, I thought it is a good book. By the time I finished it, it turned out to be a great book! Oscar Wilde knew how to keep the reader on edge and waiting for the next bend in the road to see what happens.
I need to try reading that one again. I didn't give it a fair chance when on my first attempt so maybe now is the time.
I just finished, "The Wright Brothers" and am close to finishing "A Case for Pluto." I recommend both.
The Goblet of Fire I have to admit I am a fresh Potter fan!
Fourteen Byzantine Rulers by Michael Psellus. Basically a recounting of the colorful lives of fourteen emperors written by a Byzantine court official who lived during their reigns. Now currently reading The Alexiad, a biography of the reign of Emperor Alexius I by his own daughter, Anna Comnena.
I've always been fascinated by the Byzantine Empire, which is often treated as little more than a footnote in most history classes and documentaries.
The Elder Scrolls - The Infernal City
Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama