Thursday, September 25, 2008
Booking Through Thursday: Well, That Was Different!
Booking Through Thursday
What was the most unusual (for you) book you ever read? Either because the book itself was completely from out in left field somewhere, or was a genre you never read, or was the only book available on a long flight… whatever? What (not counting school textbooks, though literature read for classes counts) was furthest outside your usual comfort zone/familiar territory?
And, did you like it? Did it stretch your boundaries? Did you shut it with a shudder the instant you were done? Did it make you think? Have nightmares? Kick off a new obsession?
I think The Life of Pi, though not a different genre for me, was a very unusual book and one that I definately said at the end.... "well, that was different!" And yes I liked it...no, actually, I loved it! Yes, it made me think and in a big big way, but no it did not give me nightmares.
A book that was a bit of a new genre for me and one that I really wanted to read but made me nervous was The Stand by Stephen King. But, I made it all the way through and I didn't shut it with a shudder! It very much made me think, but luckily, did NOT give me nightmares! However, I don't think it's sparked a Stephen King obsession or anything. He still makes me nervous.
Those are the only ones coming to mind at the moment. I'm sure there are others, but I just can't think of them!