If it's crap ... We'll tell you
John Stuart Mill "On Liberty" a book that should be on every curriculum really.
will add to my curriculum if you say so, hehe
while on hilday I finnaly got to read Fight Club (does any one know how to pronounce the authors surname?) - not the confused mess I was led to beleive, an easy read and I find it hard to beleive that the 'twist' was not clear to any attentive reader well before the reveal (maybe seeing the film helped but the constant crisis of identity was screamingly obvious IMO)...
Also rea Voyage to the Centre of the Earth to indulge my inner child, fun enough to read in the shade...
Tried for the 3rd to time to get through Ubik, excellent what I got but ended up giving away to a dive buddy since I have another copy, but inspired to get back into reading again, swings and roundabouts kain...
Just finished Vol 3 of Transmetropolitan, "Year of the Bastard."
I love this comic so much. It's weird and trippy as hell, but it's so brilliant and fascinating all at the same time.
Just finished reading two books, each incidentally about butchered people. James Ellroy's The Black Dahlia and From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell.
I really loved and dug the shit out of The Black Dahlia, and I'm really excited to move forward in reading the remainder of Ellroy's L.A. Quartet. Great dialogue and great pacing (without the need to over-detail everything to the point of getting distracted), with the only hindrance if you ask me being how it feels like it ends like four times before it actually does. I'd usually forgive that aspect if the book had more than one central character (like The Lord Of The Rings), but its only protagonist is Bucky Bleichert. I'd give it a 9/10.
With From Hell, it just struck me as an oddity. I read it over the course of two days. Given how much of a fan of some of Moore's works I am (V For Vendetta, Watchmen, and Batman: The Killing Joke are all stories I love) and how myself have done a bit of looking into "Ripperology", I can't help but be disappointed by this. While the dialogue is sharp and some aspects of the story very philosophically/intellectually stimulating like the Moore works I listed (questions about the Fourth Dimension), this couldn't help but rub me cold. It feels less like speculation than it does exploitation. Couple that with skewering of the facts of the Ripper case and the leaving-out of others (where's the Francis Tumblety questioning? He's like the Arthur Leigh Allen of this case). Regarding the art, I thought while solid, it would've worked better in color, as with the exception of about 4 characters, it is hard to tell others apart. In fact, with the victims, I could hardly tell any of them apart at all. The story also goes in random directions (particularly with a certain doctor character) that feel out of place given that the context of the story is the Ripper murders and their aftermath. I'm just disappointed. I wanted to read this for a while, and while it isn't bad, I can't say it's good, yet alone great like some people call it. 6.25/10
And, now I'm gonna go off and read The Big Nowhere.
Last book I read that I completed was
Rise Again by Ben Tripp
Currently reading Dracula by Brom Stoker, 4/5
also reading King Henry the VI, Part I
havent read much of it to give a score
FYI: I don't give 5/5 because that means the book was flawless and I'm not sure there is such a thing
Extinction Machine by Jonathan Maberry 4.5/5
Wool by Hugh Howey 3/5
have you read any other Vonnegut?
check out God Bless You Mr Rosewater and Bluebeard then read Breakfast of Champions again, you will get a lot more out of it. Cracking books, all.