Anne Rice - Interview with the Vampire - old, I know, but phew...
Micheal Crichton - Eaters of the Dead - it's old travelbook and first about fifty pages aren't that interesting (unless you are really into local customs of Bulgars, Turks etc... some of them are pretty startling), but just after that the wheel starts spinning.
*Laughs* I am currently reading 'Interview With The Vampire'
at this moment. I have already read 'The Vampire Lestat'
, so I figured that I had to read the prequel. The first 100 pages were pretty dull, but it has been pretty beautiful since then. I like it better than 'Lestat'
I couldn't stand 'Eaters Of The Dead'
. I REALLY enjoyed 'The Great Train Robbery'
, so I tried another of Crichton's books and I read 'Eaters'
. The history and the culture just sucked the life out of it for me, but no big deal. Glad to see somebody like it.
Magician, by Raymond E Feist.
Little slow for the first 100 pages, but after that I couldn't stop. Sat and read the whole thing in one sitting (800 pages or so).
I read 'Magician: The Apprentice'
by Raymond E. Feist and I thought that was pretty good. It's been a while, so I don't remember exactly everything about it, but I was pretty impressed with it.
For me, I liked:
- 'Sword/Elfstones Of Shannara'
by Terry Brooks. Think LOTR, but better. More action, more intense, better characters and a greater flow. Both of them kept me on the edge of my seat at every page.
- 'Children Of The Dragon'
by Frank Robinson. It is really graphic and has some intense scenes, but it is a beautiful story of betrayal, revenge, slavery and destiny.
- 'The Story Of 'O'
by Pauline Reage. I liked it until the end. I thought the ending was a bit much. But, it is a classic that I have read for years and will continue to read for years.
- 'Little Women'
by Louisa May Alcott, 'Pride and Prejudice'
by Jane Austen, & 'Wuthering Heights'
by Emily Bronte. These are all classic novels from my youth that I will always hold dear to me. I have read them so many times and will love them for the rest of my life.
- 'High Fidelity'
by Nick Hornby. Much different from the movie, but a perfect view into modern relationships.