Sunday, 5 September 2010

Literature Review

I’m feeling foolish at the moment, or perhaps lazy is the appropriate word. Even though I spend a good deal of my holiday reading I don’t think I’m ready for literary stuff and my Novel Course this semester begins with Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. If you’ve never read Defoe, here’s a hint – the man never heard of chapters. I’m already balking at re-reading it, actually I can’t even remember it clearly so it’s like I’ll be reading it for the first time. Then on to Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding (I wish it was Tom Jones) and then Pride & Prejudice and Jane Eyre. Wuthering Heights is the only Bronte book I like so that means, other than Pride & Prejudice I’m not looking forward to this semester of reading (and then next year, The Mill on the Floss. Ick!)  On the topic of Jane Austen, though, why do her books make for such good cinema?
          
Am I being harsh? Which of these is worth a second read? What have you been reading lately?

7 comments:

Jess said...

I'm with you on The Mill and the Floss - worst book I read in college. Jane Eyre is definitely worth a second look. I liked Robinson Crusoe, so I wouldn't mind reading that again. Don't know Henry Fielding so I can't help.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

jess so with you on the horror of the mill on the floss. i might spend christmas holiday taking it in little my little.

Jose said...

I do like Jane Eyre actually but I'm a sucker for crazy ex-wives and virginal heroines waiting to unleash their mild inner bitch.

I've been trying to finish "All Quiet on the Western Front" but ugh, I'm sooo lazy lately.

joe burns said...

I'm not much of a reader, so I haven't read any of these.......



Are you a softmoore in College?

Robert said...

I'm working on Never Let Me Go...pretty good book. I'm looking forward to watching it translated to screen.

Robert said...

I'm working on Never Let Me Go...pretty good book. I'm looking forward to watching it translated to screen.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

jose so does that mean you like wide sargasso sea too?

joe yes, a sophmore.

robert i was supposed to read that, but i decided i want to know NOTHING of it before i see it.