I went back again today, because tomorrow is the last day and last time, I did not get to finish looking because my need for food began to out weigh my "need" for books.
So here is the second take:
The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
The Cruise of the Dazzler by Jack London
Snow by Orhand Pamuk
The Moon and the Sixpense by W. Somerset Maugham
Just what I need.......more books, of which I have no space for. But one of the local libraries around here has this annual book give away with boxes and boxes of free books.
So here is my booty:
Embers by Sandor Marai
The Letters of Abelard and Heloise
The Human Stain by Philip Roth
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
The Naked and The Dead by Norman Mailer
Updated 08-31-2011 at 09:30 PM by Dark Muse
I got to go book shoping today at my favorite little bookstore. So here is what I got this time:
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
Island by Aldous Huxley
The Early Ayn Rand: A Selection from her Unpublished works
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahirir
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
A Clash of Kings by Geroge R. Martin
Now that I have finished reading the last of Jane Austen's completed novels here is my personal ranking system of her work, starting with my favorites and working down to least favorite.
1. Pride and Prejudice
3. Sense and Sensibility
4. Northhanger Abbey
5. Mansfield Park
I recently read "The Trial" by Kafka and I found it to be quite the interesting and enjoyable story, and one of the things of which I really like about it, is the fact that it does offer so many possibilities. I can come up with such a variety of different interpretations and it works on so many different levels.
On Goodreads there is a discussion group which is presently discussing the book and one individual brought up the possibility of K suffering from guilt in relation