Thoughts on books I’m reading

A college kid doesn’t have a lot of money to spend. So nowadays it’s mostly library books (if I can find them. There’s Shakespeare, but more readable English literature is hard to find) and those with expired copyright so they can be grabbed off Gutenberg.

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Just recently finished this. I usually like weird and fantastic and generally whacked out stories, but Murakami is pulling way too much. Was a fine read, but I don’t really recommend. Dunno how anyone can like it.

Dracula by Bram Stoker
People gushing on and on and on and on about too many little details. Points repeated over and over and over again because characters and characters. It could be a 19th century England thing, but the narration in this book is just uuuuugh. Van Helsing is the blandest hero character possible.

The Lord of the Ring: The Fellowships of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
Haven’t read high fantasy in a while and this is fantastic. Just fantastic. Like it.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Because you can never have enough Sherlock Holmes. In so far, it’s pretty good. Its 19th century-ish is so much more bearable than Dracula’s.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Yes! 1920s America! I am exhausted of Victorian London. Just started. Bit purple, but so far enjoyable.

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