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, 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!


  1. I have never been able to pick up a Stephen King book. I like how you put it, he makes me nervous too! I think ever since I watched the movie, The Shining, he went on my watch out for him radar!

  2. Stephen King makes me nervous too, and I've only HEARD about his books. I'm a wimp, so I know I can't handle them.

  3. My post talked about Stephen King too! The Stand is the only Stephen King movie I've made it through.

  4. Stephen King makes me nervous too. I still remember one short story from Nightmares and Dreamscapes called Rock and Roll Hell or something like that. I still have images in my head because of that.

  5. I really do want to read The Stand. I've heard it's quite scary. :-)



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