Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I need a good read!

I've read nothing but good books lately, but I think I'm coming to an end of my literary rope! I need some recommendations, and here are some of mine:

The Fountainhead:

One of Ayn Rand's great literary works! It's a bit of a lighter read than Atlas Shrugged(not saying much) and still completely brilliant! She is one of my favorite authors. Maybe because I like to get down and dirty with my books, highlighted and marked all over! Her character's are so amazingly multifaceted, you'll have to study them over and over again. The way Rand writes people is simply fascinating. If you don't like the deeply profound you'd be better served not to read this one!

Quote: "Don’t set out to raze all shrines – you’ll frighten men. Enshrine mediocrity, and the shrines are razed."


The Far Pavilions:

This has been called the Gone with the Wind of the North West frontier of India. I would have to wholeheartedly agree. It's breathtaking the way M.M. Kaye writes of India. She makes you fall in love with India's beauty and people without omitting the darkest of the land's history.

1 comment:

Jessie and Jason Evans said...

A few suggestions:

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Hidding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. Life of Pi (I haven't read this one yet, I'm waiting on Jason to finish, but he's loving it!) Anyway, those are just a few of my favs.