(06-11-2016, 08:34 AM)pia Wrote: Thank you all! :D
Anyone know some good books to read?
I ain't the most avid book-reader, but I suppose I might as well throw my hat in the ring. Something to keep in mind, though: I mostly prefer comedies and other works that don't take themselves too seriously, so my tastes might not align with yours.
Here's what the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy says about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
: It's fucking awesome. More specifically, it's a hilariously-absurd romp everyone owes it to themselves to read at least once. Douglas Adams nestles in a joke practically every other page, constantly subverting the reader's expectations. And the sequel, Restaurant at the End of the Universe,
is just as good.
On other hand, Treasure Island
remains my favorite novel of all time. Much like the rest of Stevenson's work, its prose is a perfect combination of lush descriptions and flowing action. Especially if you've seen film versions of it beforehand, the genuine article really lets your imagination run wild. All in all, the perfect adventure story. And if you like his writing style, I'd also check out Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
. But for god's sake, please don't try to read Kidnapped
. Literally half the book is in Scots. Or The Black Arrow
, whose dialogue can only be succinctly described as that of medieval hillbillies. @-@; Around the World in 80 Days
is classic adventure, and is IMHO a score better than 20,000 Leagues
and Journey to the Center of the Earth
. I'd definitely read this one in the summer rather than the winter.
And, lastly, if you want some Dickens, see if you can get a hand on The Mudfog Papers
. It's the short story of a shitty English town with a shitty English mayor who's completely and utterly incompetent at everything he does. Hilarity ensues.