Saturday, October 3, 2009

Electron Deficient Entertainment - American Edition

I'm all out of books, but I think they have some in Boston, just behind all the Red Sox merchandise.

Salamandastron - Brian Jacques. When I was sick I went walking and got exhausted near the Boston Public Library. I went in for a couple of hours and read a Redwall book. It was a weird day.
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold - John LeCarre. I can see why LeCarre got so popular.
A Most Wanted Man - John LeCarre. I'm surprised LeCarre is still so popular.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson. It's a pity this story is so well known, as it is very good but the surprise ending is kind of ruined.
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury. I really enjoyed this, and the bonus essays were very good as well.
Alexandre Dumas - The Three Musketeers. A very long novel that has a lot less in common with all of the movie adaptations than I would have thought.
Sherlock Holmes : The Complete Novels and Stories Volume I - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I haven't actually finished reading this yet, but you can't read forty consecutive Sherlock Holmes stories without switching to something else for a while

3 comments:

  1. Woah! I read Salamandastron when I was a kid. Totally fell in love with it.
    Continued to read the Redwall series for quite a few years until I felt that carrying around books with cute forest animals wearing armour and carrying weapons on the cover was a little embarrassing.

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  2. I'm pretty much exactly the same. This should give you a good idea of my mental state at the time.

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  3. I haven't read the Redwall books at all. Out of all Dumas' books that I've read, I most prefer the _Count of Monte Cristo_ -- long, but good & coherent.

    Glad you like Le Carre, read his Smiley books.

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