mustardseedtrees: Several people who are planning to participate in the online book club I’m trying to put together recommended Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close as one of our reads. It looks like that will actually be our first one, too! How did you like it?
bitchpleeze: Hahaha, I’ve been meaning to pick up a copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. What did you think? Would Austen be pleased?
commentaire: I love the film adaptation of Stardust, but wasn’t too thrilled with the actual book. Though that may be because I had already fallen in love with the movie by the time I read it and so was biased toward the changes made for the film. Have you read anything else by Neil Gaiman?—I’m embarrassed to say that Stardust is the only one I’ve read.
kaylee: Did you read Lord of the Flies for school or for fun? Did you like it? It’s absolutely one of my favorite books. Also, best essay I’ve ever written was an analysis of LotF, so it holds a special place in my heart for that reason as well.
yellow-walls: I’m sorry you didn’t like The Iliad. I’ve only read parts of it, but I very much enjoyed The Odyssey. What didn’t you like about it? Or was it the having to read it for school that ruined it?
Everyone else who answered my last post: How did you like what you read? Would you recommend it? I’m always looking for books to add to my “to read” list.
I had the same reaction! And haven’t read any of his other books either. It reminded me of Grimm’s fairy tales in a way. The family friendly film version was definitely a big change from the original, but that isn’t necessarily always a bad thing.