Skip to main content

View Diary: Books That Changed My Life — Tristram Shandy (146 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Hm. This is a book I should read! (9+ / 0-)

    So I'll get a copy to bring on the plane with me to Louisville in June for the AP US History reading, and that means I'll probably read enough of it there to be finished before NN 13 starts.

    Original novel? Hands down Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom! which I read in an American Lit since 1865 course and wrote a paper on, which forced me to read it three times because I really didn't get it in the first two readings.

    Hobbyhorses? Word usage, especially discreet/discrete and dominant/dominate. And since I carry a name of power already . . .

    -7.75, -8.10; . . . Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall (h/t cooper888)

    by Dave in Northridge on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:21:24 AM PST

    •  I started 'Absolom, Absolom!' and ran aground (3+ / 0-)

      through no flaw of the book - it was gnarly but compelling. Just got swept away by other things.

      But I've only read The Sound and the Fury, and I have a sense that I'll need to read another half dozen Faulkners (there being so much there), so I better get back to it soon. I want to try Sanctuary.

      Have a good trip to Louisville. Oh, I guess that's premature. Have a good day.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 12:33:00 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site