"That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong."
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald
With the recent passing of both Jim Harrison and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the old adage of "So many books, So little time." came to mind. It was also a reminder of the books I probably should have read but haven't.
Both of these authors were so prolific that I know I'd have to get to work if I were to catch up on them. But here is my first confession: Many years ago I started to read "One Hundred Years of Solitude", got about half way through and, for some reason, gave up. News of Marquez's death told me I had to give it another try.
There are many more unread books on my list, but rather than listing them, I'd like to hear which books you think you should have read, but haven't.
I have given this considerable thought and I think of any books I should have read.
I truly hope that isn't as arrogant as it sounds.
I Know there are a gazillion books I should read, and I'm sure I will get turned on by other headcyclers lists.
which outside of Dr Tom's post I have not yet seen.
At the same time I don't want to be perceived as a follower waiting to be told where to go next.
I thought of some "classics' which I gave up on finding them boring, e.g. Call of the Wild, On the Road,
The Great Gatsby and most of Sir Arthor Conan Doyle.
However as I considered the question I realized I have a list of books I should reread.
I offer the following in complete list:
A Canticle for Leibowitz
The Good Soldier Schweik
Stranger in a Strange Land
Do Robots dream of Electric Sheep, (or something like that)
All of Vonnegot
The Pill Versus the Spring Hill Mine Disaster
All Quiet on the Western Front.
I'd put Lord Of the Rings and the Hobbit on the list but the movies have kept them fresh in my mind.
I can't wait to see other lists.