So I'm an avid reader, and I'm generally curious as to what you guys have recently read or which books are your favorite, or if you read any books at all (Comics and Graphic Novels count).
Some of my favorites:
-"Dreamhouse Kings" series by Robert Liparulo -"The Confession" by John Grisham -"Schooled" by Gordon Korman -"A Mango-Shaped Space" by Wendy Mass -"A Semester In The Life Of A Garbage Bag" by Gordon Korman -"Who Is Bugs Potter?" by Gordon Korman
Some that I have recently read:
-"Lord Of The Flies" by William Golding -"Sans Bon Sang" by Annette Saint-Pierre (it's a book for French class, the title is "Without Good Blood" in English) -"The Diviners" by Libba Bray -"Twisted" by Laurie Halse Anderson -"Fables Vol. 1 and 2" by Bill Willingham -"Invincible vol. 1-3" by Robert Kirkman
I'm in the advanced reading section at my school, so I get a ton of good books to read every day.
I read The Things They Carried, a book about the Vietnam War, recently, and holy fuck it's amazing. It completely fucks with the idea of truth, and whether fact should determine emotion, or emotion should determine fact. One really interesting section depicts one of the author's fellow soldiers after the war, as he contemplates speaking with his family and ex-girlfriend about the time he could've saved his friend's life, yet instead, let him suffocate in a literal pile of shit. He describes the agonizing smell, and how the shit was in his eyes, and under his fingernails, and how the mortars were exploding all around, and the feelings of fear, and the feelings of loyalty, before he ran. Then, the author tells us that the man depicted in this chapter actually was not named what we'd been calling him the whole time, and had once asked the author to write about what had happened. When the author wrote about it, his friend was unsatisfied, rejecting the political bullshit that followed the events. Then a year later, this man killed himself. For real. Our author continues to inform us that he wasn't even sure that his friend was nearby when the man sank into the pile of shit, but the way he wrote it had instead recreated the feeling of helplessness that the squad felt at the time better than listing the facts would have. Stuff like that is all throughout the book, and goddamn I love it.
The book I'm reading right now is Fast Food Nation, and while I never really had many opinions about corporations and things before, suffice it to say, I now will never eat fast food again, and I'm not even halfway through the book.
I haven't read any books in a while, but my friend just lent me Metro 2033, so I'll probably get around to reading that soon. If I'll like it, I'll also read metro 2034, maybe even some of the spin offs that were transtalted from russian.
"the only thing sucks in ck2 is my daughter sister on the me dick" - Cackman
"Howl's Moving Castle", by Diane Wynne Jones. I find this one hard to describe... It takes place in a fantasy world based off of England(vaguely). In... Uh... The one town(It's been a few years since I last read it, and the copy I have is falling apart), there's a girl named Sophie who works at her father's hat shop, living a generally boring life while he two sisters go off learning magic and... I honestly forgot what happened to her other sister. Regardless, Sophie encounters the Wizard Howl, a fiend who lives in a moving castle(surprise) and is said to eat souls. Soon after, she angers the Witch of the West, who turns her into an old woman. Sophie leaves town, and finds herself in Howl's Castle. She makes a deal with the demon who provides Howl with most of his magic, Calcifer, that if she can break his contract with Howl, then he'll undo the curse on her. She ends up living with Howl and... chaos ensues. Honestly, I think the movie is better because, if nothing else, it's much less scatter-brained than the book. There's also too sequels, both as chaotic, and neither really focusing too much on the characters in this book, which is a same. Castle in the Air is okay, and House of Many ways is pretty good. The author was writing a fourth book, with Howl as the main character apparently, but she died last year.
"The Stand", by Stephen King. Pretty straightforward story, the government creates a super flu, "Captain Trips" that is released and kills 99.3% of the population. The survivors, including Stu Redman, Frannie Goldsmith, Larry Underwood, Nick Andros, and others, begin to have two dreams. One of an old woman, a prophet of God, calling some of them to her home in Nebraska, and nightmares of a "Dark Man", The Walkin' Dude, Randall Flagg. He haunts some, and calls most of the survivors to his own settlement in Las Vegas. The survivors set out for Las Vegas or Nebraska(later Boulder), and soon, the two groups begin to clash.
"Doctor Sleep", also by Stephen King. The Sequel to "The Shining", following the kid, Daniel Torrance, now a scumbag and an alcoholic. He tries to turn his life around, getting a job at a Hospice in New Hampshire. Using his 'talents' to help ease the dying over into the next world, he becomes known as Doctor Sleep. Meanwhile, a cult of immortals known as the True Knot wander the country in search of those, specifically children, who possess the 'Shining', so that they can drain them and prolong their own lives. Around the time Dan starts his job at the Hospice, Abra Stone is born, and her live in inexplicably tied to Dan's. Like him, she is gifted with the 'Shining', but with a much greater talent than even Dan.
"11/22/63", another Stephen King book. An English teacher, Jake, is one day approached by his friend Al, who appears to have aged 4 years overnight. He says that he has a portal in the back of his diner that leads to 1958, and that he tried to stop the JFK assassination, but was diagnosed with lung cancer and was going to die before he could finish the job. He returned, giving the responsibility to Jake, who travels to the past, now known as George Amberson. I'd rather not spoil much beyond that, but trust me, this book is fantastic.
"The Dark Tower Series", by Stephen King. So far, I've read the first two books, and some of the third. I really have no words to describe this series. Just, it's amazing, and you should probably read it.
Other books that stand out in my memory:
"Coldbrook", by Tim Lebbon "The Lord of the Flies" "Hearts in Atlantis", Stephen King "The Green Mile", Stephen King "Of Mice and Men" "The Great Gatsby" F. Scott Fitzgerald "To Kill a Mockingbird" "Artemis Fowl Series" Eon Cowlfer A bunch of other books by Stephen King(Pet Semetary, The Mist, Firestarter, 'Salem's Lot, etc.)
bubbafightsunlimited: anyway long story short what happened the past 6 months: got dumped (sort of), had a very stressful first half of my second semester of senior year HS, then got accepted to harvard (yay)
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bubbafightsunlimited: my life is pretty much unrecognizable from last year so
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