9.5 Great Expectations

Now that I added a “books” category I might as well fill it up a bit with stuff I’ve read recently.

A rich look at life in a different time, Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations will take you to a place where class really mattered, but then shows that regardless, people are people, and the richest and most affluent can be the poorest and least happy, and vice versa.

Other recent quick-reads: Alexander McCall Smith’s Portuguese Irregular Verbs series (hilarious), H.G. Well’s The Time Machine (which stands against the test of time), J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye (will be a great re-read for the rest of my life), and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped (pure fun).

3 thoughts on “9.5 Great Expectations

  1. Hurray! you’re back! I’ve never been so excited about a cancer in my life! (appendicital vs. colon) I just got back from the library, but next time I’ll check out Portuguese Irregular Verbs – I do like his detective series – sweet, easy reads. Take care, Mike, we love you.

  2. Hahaha whoop thanks Allison, your comments always make my day! I think you’ll like Irregular Verbs, it completely cracked me up. Love back to you, and pass it on to all the Sowa clan you see that I haven’t seen in far too long! (We need a big fat German reunion!)

  3. Other works of fiction I’ve enjoyed: Robert B. Parker’s Spenser novels, Dylan Thomas’s Collected Poems, The Bible, Romeo and Juliet, and The Godfather.

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