Thursday, October 20, 2005

books! - check 'em ouuuuut

so, the good thing about traveling is that i've been flying through books on my own, so i get to learn a lot, and now i feel adorably bookish. i've needed page-turners though, because the potential to be bored is already so great. found one.

if you're looking, the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, so far, is coming highly recommended. it's a very easy read, as our narrator is a 15 year old boy with autism. i can't say too much about the book, because giving plot away is dumb, but i can say this - this book is GREAT at making you wonder about the human mind, simply how it works and why. i've never had such a clear understanding of what autism really is.

something notable: the book is wonderful at pointing out metaphor in almost all interactive situations, and letting the reader realize how much we relate in speech that doesn't naturally make sense. you may also wonder how your mind fires, how smart simple fact is, how that can lead to your own questioning about great unknowns - at some point, i guarantee you question how closely you think this way.

any recommends for me? i'm close to the end, here...

p.s., i hope the title of this entry isn't just ohio-specific...

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

TD !
Please pick up Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. Still in hardcover but WELL worth the 25 scoots. It has been a ship mind blower for months.
I LOVE !
bethy

12:31 PM  
Blogger tara d. said...

i love it! i will. hey, do i need to read "everything is illuminated" first... is that the same guy?

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope. Same guy but you don't need to read that one first. hooray for reading !
Love,
bethy

1:15 PM  
Anonymous trace said...

middlesex by jeffery eugenidis (not sure on last name spelling) greatest book ev!

also... peace like a river

and i am always asucker for cute johnny grisham

4:29 PM  
Blogger tara d. said...

i own middlesex and haven't done it yet... i'll get there next. beth, i ordered extremely loud last week. i am now on nickle and dimed, which shouldn't be the hardest read. we'll see. yes to both these books!

4:19 PM  

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