Posted by Lynne on July 29, 1998 at 03:15:53:
In response to A nosy question!, written by Barbara on July 29, 1998 at 00:02:31
] My husband and I were talking about that 100 books list, and he had read several of them too, some of which I've read, and some not. It's curious because we rarely read the same types of things, although he loves to read, too. He reads a lot of things like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Michael Crichton books, used to enjoy Stephen King, things like Lord of the Ring. He also goes on classics binges--Dickens, Victor Hugo (read all of Les Miserables in French), etc. I guess I don't see these books as being particularly "male" choices--unlike my dad who reads mostly Tom Clancy and tales of international espionage.
...as in computer books. But, when he reads fiction, it is science fiction, fantasy...he has read all the Tolkien books, too. He is an intelligent man, but he admitted to me that whenever he had to take a literature course in college, he relied on Cliff Notes to help him when figuring out the meaning of a novel. He probably wouldn't read any of the things on the 100 best list...well, know he did read Brave New World because we discussed this book on one of our first dates. He also enjoys books by Garrison Keillor, but his books are probably considered non-fiction.
Oh...and he does like it when I read poetry to him out loud...Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson....Spoon River Anthology. But he is not much of a classics reader, and while he made straight As in his math and engineering courses...I think he struggled with English literature.
- Brave New World Barbara 13:14:14 7/29/98 (0)
- Difficult one..... Alexandra 03:56:38 7/29/98 (6)
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