Finished James Joyce's Dubliners
. Really, really enjoyed it! Took me a while to get through A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man
, but breezed through the short stories with ease. Great, diverse characters in a very interesting time period (days of Irish Nationalism)...
Now I'm on Palahnuik's Diary
. Chuck is really starting to bore me, all of his novels remind me of this little smiley,
I'm intrigued with the story, but all of the characters, all of them
, are always woe-is-me, whiney and bitchy, and they all seemingly have the exact
same thought process and dialogue. What was wonderful and original in Fight Club was sort of familiar in Choke, but now its just worn out...
I've got a few books headed my way.
Thomas Paine's Common Sense
Washington's Secret War: The Hidden History of Valley Forge
Boone: A Biography
The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Boxed Set
Also on the shelf is Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
, Cornelius Ryan's A Bridge Too Far
, and the remaining two volumes of Shelby Foote's Civil War Narrative