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10-13-2005, 05:49 PM
Hey all :) I'm Eric and I'm a Psych major in my freshman year of college :).

I've read many books this past summer, and I'll just list them all.

1) Sybil – Flora Rheta Schreiber – Child abuse & Dissociative Identity Disorder
2) A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess – Which is more important, ultimate triumph of good over evil, or a choice between the two?
3) Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Caroll – Satire of Victorian society
4) Brave New World – Aldous Huxley – An alternate society where sex is encouraged, more benevolent than 1984, was written before 1984
5) The Plague - Albert Camus – An examination of human behavior in mass crises
6) Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury – Censorship and defiance
7) The Wanting Seed – Anthony Burgess - When people overpopulate the earth, chaos ensues. Who hugged Beatrice-Joanna at the end…?
8) We Thought You Would Be Prettier – Laurie Notaro - HILARIOUS
9) Why People Believe Weird Things – Michael Shermer – Science text.
10) Freud & Psychoanalysis – W.W. Meissner – Science Text
11) The Pact – Drs. Samson, Davis, & Hunt – Total waste of time
12) The Last Book in the Universe – Rodman Philbrick – A heart-wrenching story of a boy who decides to set out on an adventure to save his ailing stepsister in a post-apocalyptic dystopia. Memories, prejudice, paradise, and slums.
13) Island of Dr Moreau – HG Wells – A sick metaphor for God’s involvement in the evolutionary process, using Dr Moreau and his Frankenstein-esque creations in trying to make beasts more human-like as a representation of God and the authors of the Bible.

The book I am currently reading is The Time Machine, and next is Aldous Huxley's Island, and after that is Anton Chekov's short stories.

I first started reading because I knew I'd have a lot of time over the summer, but even after the summer I've found myself reading more than I have been ever. I rented Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange a little while ago and it shed light on how "messed up" Burgess' tale really is. At first I didnt quite get it because of Alex's bizarre language, but the movie helped me catch on and I understand it better. My favorite two books that I have read from that list are Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World. Also, I read, back in April, 1984, which remains, to this day, the most frightening book I've ever read.

As my experience with literature grew, I have come to realize that I particularly enjoy social satire and examinations of the human state.

10-13-2005, 06:38 PM
Welcome to the group, MiSaNtHrOpE! :wave: I see you're already posting - looks like you aim to stick around a bit! Very good! :)

10-13-2005, 06:45 PM
Hello MiSaNtHrOpE , interesting name :)

Welcome to the Literature Network!

10-13-2005, 06:51 PM
Thank you :) Yes, I do plan on sticking around for a bit :)

Logos, I like your sig btw

10-13-2005, 06:55 PM
Thank you :) Yes, I do plan on sticking around for a bit :)

Logos, I like your sig btw

Thank you! it's a favourite and think it will stay there for a while :lol:

10-13-2005, 08:47 PM
Hello MiSaNtHrOpE :wave:,

Welcome to the forum :D. Hope to see you around

10-13-2005, 10:36 PM
Hello Eric, you mentioned some interesting books there. I have not read Clockwork and The Island, yet I have seen the movie version.