Sunday, 12 September 2010
I love reading old books. I have quite a few favourite books but the ones that sick out in mind right now are; 'never let me go' by Kazuo Ishiguro. The end is so surprising and it's really a lovely story. The idea may have been formed from other stories but I've never read anything like it. I only read it because it was on my English lit reading list, I didn't even end up doing lit instead transferring to a English language class.
The second book I'd recommend is 'prep' by Curtis Sittenfeld. It's so honest, and doesn't honeycomb anything. As you can guess it's about a girl's experiences at a prep school in america. I love how there is nothing special about her, but her life is described in such a fascinating way i've read it so many times. I found it in a Thailand airport and something about prep schools is fascinating to me so I brought it with my last bahts. I lent it to a friend six months ago and haven't seen it since...
The third book is 'breakfast at tiffany's' by Truman capone of course. An amazing book that any lover of the film should be ashamed to say they haven't read. True you don't get the amazing clothes and in the book the guy doesn't get the girl ( my favourite type of endings, the anti-happy ending) but it's an even better take on the film and offers a beautiful view into New York 1930s.
While I have a massive collection of books and would love to go into all of them, I have a life also so that's all for now :)