I remember reading maybe 1/3 of this in high school for English class, liking it but never finishing it. Decided to go back and finish it this time. Decent book about philosophy (although a bit dry and plain in some sections) and I like the meta-fiction angle it takes.
I always like informative type books like this. Definitely like the first half of it. I've only gotten one chance to read it, but I'll probably be able to finish it soon.
Even though I'm trying to become an author, most novels bore me.
That's a great book. I love Gladwell. No one does a better job of explaining our culture's instincts. He takes stuff that feels like "just is", and gets to "why". Everytime I read anything of his, I spend the next few weeks just thinking about stuff differently. It's a cool feeling.
I finished The Alchemist last week. The best way I can describe it is Pretty. It sounds like a lame compliment, but it's actually a great honor from me.
I hope to get the opportunity to trade it for a thicker book someday that I can use as a pillow ... because sadly ... I'm the crystal shop keeper.
One of the best books I've read in the past year or two. Really unique depiction of life, death, and nature. It is the story of fathers, sons, and families while also developing its own metaphysical perspective. I've looked at the world a little differently since I've started to read and now finished this novel and that's all I can really ask for from any piece of literature.