Last night I finished Homer's Odyssey. It took me forever. Seriously, I read Atlas Shrugged, a 1100-page monolith of a book, in half the time it took me to read this. I liked it, but I have a feeling I'd prefer a more straightforward translation than the flowery, show-offy one I read.
Currently reading The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King. I'm about a third of the way through it, and I'm enjoying it so far. I have two complaints though: the protagonist is a nine-year-old girl, and I think King made her a little too intelligent and mature to be believable. Yeah, she breaks down and cries a lot, like any nine-year-old would when lost in the woods, but her thoughts and inner monologues are too "grown-up." It's hard to take seriously. The other complaint is more minor, and a little petty and nerdish of me: Trisha (the protagonist) loses her balance and rolls down a rocky hill. Her Gameboy breaks, but her Walkman doesn't. Gameboys are far more durable than Walkmans. Hell, they're more durable than most buildings. I call bullshit.
Last edited by The War Doctor : 08-12-2011 at 04:51 PM.
I'm reading Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepherd. It's the second book of a series. The first book finished too abruptly, the last chapter didn't even conclude, just came to a stop. It left me desperate to read the second book, which wasn't published until the end of September this year, by which time I had begun another book, so I've only now got round to reading the second one. (Ramblings over)
Just finished Dissolution By C. J. Sansom which was okay, but not great. And am just about finished Confessions of a GP By Benjamin Daniel which is really funny and a nice easy read. Think I will finish it then get on with the tidying.