Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Er...about Ulysses...(and actual achievements)

I bought it.

I read about three pages.

Then I made this sort of squeaky yelp and hid it under my bed. MASSIVE support group is required before I attack that one!

I have crossed two others off my list though. I enjoyed Enders Game by Orson Scott Card, although for some reason at the end I was reminded of my only cinema studies subject in my undergrad when the lecturer talked about homo-eroticism and Top Gun and then we watched it and my poor 19 year old mind was blown. The ending of the book was incredible (no spoilers)

Catcher in the Rye was incredible. Now all I need to do is build a time machine, travel back to the year 2000 and let my seventeen year old self read it. Just an amazing book.

7 comments:

moonrat said...

Hahahaha. Want to try to hack through it this fall? I have other things to do this summer (ie eight thousand other things to read). But if you can wait until fall, tell me which edition you have, I'll buy the same one and see if I can drum up other victims. Er, book club members.

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

The post lurker here....

I just found this link that may be of interest for you around Ulysses via Shelf Awareness.... Its a podcast around the book by Frank Delaney. It looks like it is the first installment for a series.

http://www.frankdelaney.com/

bookcat said...

Ulysses definitely requires a particular mood! I can't seem to get into it, either!

雅馨 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention...................................................................

江婷 said...

Quality is better than quantity.....................................................................

Jan in Edmonds said...

About Ulysses -- I listened to it for months whilst laying abed with a broken knee last winter. Wonderful for falling asleep by or not. Good luck!

Melissa A said...

I *want* to read Ulysses? In theory? But um...no. lol

(I will one day.)