Book Reviews & other random stuff

The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. ~ Mccosh ~

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2009 at 3:19 am

READ

“1984” by George Orwell

“My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult

“The Tales of Beedle the Bard” by J.K. Rowling

“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

“Bones to Ashes” by Kathy Reichs

“The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy

Cloudstreet” by Tim Winton

“Rides a Dread Legion” by Raymond E Feist

“Catch 22” by Joseph Heller

“A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess – wow! Great, great book. Another book with interesting writing style but that just added to it’s charm. I think the part that got to me most was the fact that his music was ruined for him! Don’t know if I could live without music…

STILL TO READ

“The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying” by Sogyal Rinpoche

“The City of Falling Angels” by John Berendt

“Tokyo Cancelled” by Rana Dasgupta

“Einstein” by Walter Isaacson

“The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“Audrey Hepburn, an Elegant Spirit” by Sean Hepburn Ferrer

“War & Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

“A Confession” by Leo Tolstoy

“Dune” by Frank Herbert

“Monet & The Impressionists” by George T M Shackelford & Terence Maloon

“The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey

TO BUY

“The Guernsey Literacy and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer

“The Beatles and Philosophy”

“The Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet” by Benjamin Hoff

“Derrida: writing and difference”

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  1. Great list. As suggestions – The Outsider by Albert Camus.

  2. Thanks! I’ll have to look out for it! 🙂

  3. Apologies. Pressed submit too soon. I noticed the Derrida and I enjoyed A Very Short Introduction to Foucault by Gary Gutting as well as Catherine Belsey’s Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction.(It’s not so much that they’re time savers, they’re just so succinct and well written when you want to read a relatively complex topic on the go.)

  4. Sounds fantastic! That’s exactly what I was looking for.Can I ask how you came across my blog?

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