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So, for a large portion of my summer, I had no internet or a broken computer, so I used the time to catch up on my reading. List is books I read over the summer and recent digs.
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Albert Camus-The Stranger 4/5
J.D.Salinger-The Catcher In The Rye 4/5
First time reading Salinger for me; really enjoyable. How do his other works compare to this?
Rum, Sodomy & The Lash
Oscar Wilde-The Portrait Of Dorian Grey 4.5/5
The Lost Of Mercy
M. Bulgakov-Master and Margarita 5/5
Satirical novel about Satan visiting the USSR in the mid-1900's. Probably my personal favorite book. A rather firm grasp of Soviet culture is needed to understand it, though, and most of the English translations that I've seen were rather poor.
|5|| ||Keith Jarrett|
The K?ln Concert
F.Scott Fitzgerald-The Great Gatsby 5/5
Fitzgerald's writing is absolutely perfect.
The Vault of Membros (Demo)
Sophocles-Oedipus Rex 3.5/5
A Night on the Bare Mountain
Ray Bradbury-Fahrenheit 451 3-3.5/5
Honestly, I can't help feeling a bit disappointed with this; I expected a bit more.
Le Sacre du printemps
H.G. Wells-War Of The Worlds 3/5
Read this two years ago, reread it this week. Fun book.
The Voice of Steel
H.G. Wells-The Time Machine 4/5
Best thing Wells ever wrote, by a fair margin.
The Enchanted Lake Op. 62
F. Dostoevsky-Crime And Punishment 4.5/5
|12|| ||Original Broadway Cast|
Victor Hugo-Les Miserables
Reading this partly to improve my French, and partly because I've heard so many good things about the book. I'm still only a third of the way through, but it's very enjoyable so far.
A. Solzenhitsin-One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 3.5/5
A lot of Solzenhitsin's sentences are rather awkwardly and strangely organized, but his writing here is, on the whole, enjoyable. As a political commentary, this works very well.
|14|| ||Frank Sinatra|
Songs For Swinging Lovers
|15||Ludwig van Beethoven|
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13
|Any recs (books or music) would be highly appreciated. Also, 7 (the album) is really underrated here; I almost never see it in classical discussions. Personally, I think that I prefer it to Pictures at an Exhibition.|
|Nice list, that explains why i haven't seen you around much.|
You should read some Lovecraft, i'm reading his stuff right now and he's brilliant.
|1, 5 and 10 are fucking sickkkkkk|
but i feel the same way about 8. good story but i hate his writing
|as far as recs go|
Kurt Vonnegut - Cat's Cradle
Richard Matheson - I Am Legend
Aurthur Miller - The Crucible (play)
Oscar Wilde - The Importance Of Being Ernest (play)
|if you liked 'the stranger', check out 'the plague'|
|Thanks! Just about all of these recs look promising; I've already got a copy of the plague, so I'll start there.|
Lovecraft is probably my favorite horror/sci-fi writer; he is indeed brilliant.
|I haven't read 4, 7 or 13 on this list.|
I would also rec "Demian" off of The Stranger.