Currently placed two novels I had started on the backburner: White Road by John Connolly and More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon. Ill probably return to them once I get done with The Book of Basketball by Simmons, which Im about half way done with.
It had a really great build up through the first 2 acts and the 3rd was great and also unsuspected. The whole play seemed to me to be about selfishness and the destructiveness that it can cause within relationships and society. Each character displayed selfishness in different ways to their own detriment. Although, the main part of the plot centered around an act of unselfishness so maybe this isn't a very good observation. Selfishness just seemed to be a central part of all the characters in the play.
The final act and Nora's development as a complex and deep character was my favorite part of the play. Ibsen in 1879 which was a period of social movements and reform which could be a factor in the progessive and feminist undertones of Nora's conclusion in the final act and also Mrs. Linde to a ceratin extent. These two characters had an element of female independence and equality (especially Nora in the conclusion of the play). Her wish to explore the world and form her own perspective of not only outside issues and influences but also of herself is definitely and inpsiring call to educate and develop yourself intellectually and emotionally.
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Yeah, not only was he tyrannical but he was also completely incompetent. I assume you've read the book. It really was a very good read. I've shed a lot of my ignorance about the region through my east asian civ class.
The Catcher in the Rye, now this? You miss your high school days? lol
I didn't get to read any of them in school. I had the same english teacher every year who insisted we read novels by Barry Hines, my teacher grew up and went to the same school as him so we didn't have a choice.
Easy to read and full of imagination. William Golding nailed the characters and the gentle slide into chaos on the island was convincing and horrifying.
I recommend this book.
I'm having a few days break before I start my next book. I'm taking on my holiday "The Beach" by Alex Garland, will let you know what I think when I get back.
is this the book that the film was based on?
I started reading Dreams from My Father by President Obama. Whatever you may think of his politics this is by far one of the most introspective and insightful piece of work written by politician. Its literary merits allows it to stand on its own as a memoir comparable to Fugitive days or motorcycle diaries. Its rhetoric and discourse is tight and well thought out. Reading it I can't help but separate the Obama of the autobiography and the president we see through the lenses of the media.