QUOTE(XxWanderfullPursonxX @ Oct 3 2008, 04:21 PM)
O my god! You're reading memoirs of a geisha!? It's really good, it's a little better than the movie..like most books (cept for HP, I really hated the Harry Potter books. I read 2 of them and it wasn't worth my time) But, I still loved the movie as well, I thought they were both excellent.
That whole Twilight thing's bitten some boys too...And I totally hated reading before I read the Twilight Series, haha. Breaking Dawn's pretty good, I'm not gonna spoil it since you haven't read it yet, but I thought it sort of disappointed me..And it sort of didn't, that's the confusing part, ugh...
See I could write books about how much I loathe the Twilight
series, I think they're terrible. I find Meyer to be a rather ordinary writer who just stumbled upon a bankable concept. I prefer Rowling to Meyer much like one would prefer a box of chocolates to a pile of donkey poo. That's just my opinion though, I don't mean to offend anyone, I'm just blunt and over-opinionated. Memoirs of a Geisha
was a lovely book, but I've always found it to be the type of thing that you can only read once, or very rarely, as it gets tiresome after a while. Almost like it's over-whelming in a way. I get the same thing with the movie, but I adore that too. I just found out that there's a whole bunch of inaccuracies in Memoirs
the other day, anyone reading it should look them up, it's given me a higher opinion of the Geisha than that which I had while reading the novel.
Well, what am I reading now? Well, I started reading The Man in the High Castle
the other day, but it's been a little bit disappointing so far, so I probably won't continue it. I ended up reading Tennessee William's A Streetcar Named Desire
on a flight last week, and I really liked that ("STELLA!!!"). What else? I've been halfway through Great Expectations
since July, and I probably won't ever finish it because I already know the ending and the plot bores me.
I'm dying to get my hands on a copy of Chuck Palahniuk's Choke
, because I just read Fight Club
a few months ago, absolutely adored it, and now I want to read more Palahniuk.
Seriously, I highly recommend Fight Club
, it's the best book I've read all year. It's well written and quite funny.
The next thing I think I'll read will probably be Jurassic Park
by Michael Crichton, it's one of my favourite books, and I haven't read it in a few years, so I'll attach myself to it soon, despite the fact that I've got Terry Pratchett, Nick Hornby and a whole bunch of classics which I've yet to read glaring at me from behind my laptop.