Tuesday, December 02, 2008

i would just like to report...

..that i am 64 pages from the end of The Brothers Karamazov. this is one long-ass book. but the second half? much better than the first. just in case you decide to ever pick it up, you know - soldier through those first 350. it's worth it.

i also need to go to the library soon for some fresh reading material. any suggestions?

8 comments:

Veronica said...

GAH!! Flashing back to senior AP english. Althou, that is when I learned to love the mocha.

Cinnamon said...

Ha! Andrew's copy is sitting on our shelf with a bookmark at page 54. I tried to read it and couldn't get that far.

You continue to be a rockstar inspiration, Kate.

jayniek said...

golly, lady. i'm impressed.

i could not make it through that sucker. i've tried multiple times.

maybe i'll give it another go? maaaaybe.

jacket said...

I studied Russian Lit for awhile. If you like the biblical allusions in the Brothers K, try Master and Margarita by Bulgokov (I think that's how you spell it). Or are you looking to get far, far away from the Russians after such a heavy tome?

Kate said...

are you interested in sci-fi at all? if so, i would recommend vernor vinge's two books: "a fire upon the deep" and "a deepness in the sky." they are heartbreakingly beautiful. i've been recommending these two to a lot of people. and, while not as much of a slow burn like dostoevsky, they do take a little patience at times, but i believe there is a payoff.

after i finish the trashy charlaine harris southern vampire series i'm cruising through right now (and if you want trashy quick reads, these are largely GREAT, with the exception of some occasional racism that has occurred in some later books) i was thinking of reading "the tenant of wildfell hall" by one of the brontes (i think emily). it was highly recommended to me when i told a colleague i enjoyed jane eyre.

Lisa said...

If you're on a Russian lit kick, have you read The Master and Margarita? I really enjoyed it.

The Other Susan said...

Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger--I have recommended it to many people ( I work in a bookstore) and most people just love it--true love, time travel, interpersonal relationships--what's not to like?

kate.d. said...

funny, two people mentioning master and margarita! i definitely do need a break from the russians for a little while, but whenever i get back to it, i'll know which one to pick up :)