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"I wish it were fin du globe," said Dorian with a sigh. "Life is a great disappointment."

BOOK REVIEWS

Books (fiction) I always recommend.

Angie P

I thought it'd be nice to take a little break in between reviews and talk about books (fiction) I always seem to recommend to people. These are books that make me so excited that I just can't help telling people to READ THEM and READ THEM NOW.

The List:

My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl.

The Name of The Wind and The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss.

The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King.

The Stand by Stephen King.

The Passage and The Twelve by Justin Cronin.

Cataclysm Baby by Matt Bell.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.

Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End of The World by Haruki Murakami.

 

(Photo above is a sneak peek into a 2014 read. Plus, I just really liked the cover.)

The Gist:

  • My Uncle Oswald is a hilarious and raunchy tale that is full of guest appearances like Freud, Proust, Picasso and Einstein. All being hunted for their sperm to add to a bank so women can have the option to pass on desirable traits to their future children. Yeah, seriously. It's absolutely hilarious. 

 

  • The Name of The Wind and The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss are incredible. A third book is on the way, hopefully sooner than later. It's a fantasy tale that is written beautifully and is so engaging that I read them in record speed. I follow Patrick Rothfuss on both Facebook and GoodReads and he is just so witty and I love reading his book reviews. 

 

  • The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King. This is his 8 book magnum opus. It's incredible and all encompassing. It covers a large span of time, many worlds, and the journey of Roland the Gunslinger. These books are pure amazing. I will read them again. Oh, and I cried when it was over. 

 

  • The Stand by Stephen King. If you want a book about the world ending, this is what you need to read. No one will get post-apocalyptic down as well as Sai King did with The Stand.

 

  • The Passage and The Twelve by Justin Cronin. Just as I typed that no one will get post-apocalyptic down as well as Stephen King, here comes Justin Cronin with an amazing (soon to be) trilogy that rivals The Stand. It's amazing. I'm trying so hard to get my boyfriend to read these books in time for the third to be released. I also follow Justin Cronin on Facebook and he's pretty funny.

 

  • Cataclysm Baby by Matt Bell. I reviewed this book on my blog and it's amazing. Beautiful and haunting. I've never read a better group of short stories than these 26 short tales about fathers and their horribly-gone-wrong children.

 

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. It's a total classic and very inventive. I love Dorian Gray so much I named my cat after him!

 

  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. God, I felt so bad for Gregor. I hated his family for abandoning him. These strong feelings are an indicator of a good story.

 

  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. I read this novel after my mom died and it helped me some. It's an uplifting tale that causes you to question how you're living your life and if you can do better.

 

  • Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End of The World by Haruki Murakami. I just finished reading this but it's already been added to the list. It is surreal, fun and very interesting.