Monday, December 10, 2012

Novels You Must Read Before You Die

With the speculation of the end of the world swirling, I wrote this in no particular order:

1) "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee (Having stand the test of time, this must be in the list...)

2) "The English Patient" by Michael Ondaatje (This type of novel comes once in a blue moon - or never again!)

3) "Spring Snow" by Yukio Mishima (I was telling my 16 years old nephew..."Read this when you are old enough...")

4) "Narcissus and Goldmund" by Hermann Hesse (No one wrote with the breadth and width of knowledge of Hermann Hesse!)

5) "Watchmen" by Alan Moore (No graphic novel matches this one, to be honest)

6)  "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway (I still, to this day, remember some of the scenes, and I know calling up them would bring tears to my eyes.)

7) "Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka (I swear Franz Kafka time-travelled!)

On the filp side, the list shows up I have not read enough truly good novels. I was telling a friend that I was starving for a good read; he could only blankly stare. Then on a sudden, W.Somerset Maugham's "The Painted Veil" came in sight after "Life of Pi" and "The Housekeeper and The Professor". Now, I simply can't put "The Painted Veil" down, literally. Not...one...inch. Of course, words, especially mine, are very often confounding or implausible in order to intrigue.

3 comments:

Whiskoffee Purr said...

I need to read more too. :)

Whiskoffee Purr said...

How haf u been? I see that we are both still blogging though didn't comment on each other's blogs for a long while... :)

mrdes said...

Yo, I'm still very much alive and kicking, I guess, and that's all that matters:P....Just finished "The Painted Veil" over the weekend..yup, for your consideration since you said you "need to read more too":P.

Kind of sad that most of the bloggers I used to read stopped writing...so keep writing...and thanks for dropping in:)