paisley wrote:I must declare it! I have fallen completely in love with Thomas Hardy.
I'm presently in the middle of Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
"the silence being broken only by the clucking of the milk in the tall cans behind them."
Milk clucking, love it.
Every sentence is poetry. The reading is very slow as the phrases are savoured before moving on to the next.
I am sure everyone has already read it and knows this, to me, it is like discovering something old that shines like new.
How exciting his writing is.
brianedwards wrote:Is Catcher in The Rye one of those books that should be read only in youth? I still have a soft spot it, but nothing like the love of it I had as a teenager. Who was it who wrote a while ago that re-reading Ulysses they found they sympathize more with Bloom than Stephen as they get older? It's an interesting phenomena I think.
Regarding Salinger, I am a huge fan of his short stories. No-one does dialogue like he did.
Currently on the go I have Szymborska's Collected Poems and a collection by little known Japan-based American poet Jane-Joritz Nakagawa called incidental music which is quite challenging. Just finished Amis' Night Train. Why can I just not get into him?
k-j wrote: I read Catcher for the first time two or three years ago, i.e. long after I 'd finished adolescing, and thought it superb. I loved Holden, found him cute and endearing and ingenuous.
Bombadil wrote:You were three hours away...should've looked me up. Were you visiting San Francisco?
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