Pessimistic Optimism

Life as I see it… sort of.

Books

Here’s a list of some books that I’ve read.  I might comment on a few of them or all, depending on how I feel.  This page is more for me than you, because why should you care what I’ve read.  The following are not in any specific order.

* The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Here’s a link:

 
http://www.randomhouse.com/kvpa/cormacmccarthy/

This one was a tough read for me in the beginning until I got used to the author’s writing style, but I really liked it when I caught on.  I’m a little slow sometimes.

I highly recommend this apocalyptic book, but be warned that it contains very graphic violence.

* Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley and Ron Powers

Here’s a link:

 Flags of Our Fathers

I read it before the movie came out and it helped me enjoy the flick better.  It’s a powerful story that got me involved wholeheartedly.

* Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

Here’s a link: – Dean Koontz – The Official Site

This book was a lot of fun for me because I love the whole seeing dead people thing.  I can’t wait to read the next two.
* Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen Dubner

here’s a link: http://www.freakonomics.com/blog/

These guys made economics interesting, mostly.  I’ll have to admit that a couple chapters were snoozers.  This book is a great conversation starter.

* Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

here’s a link: Ellis – Less Than Zero

I still feel dirty and I read it a month ago.  But I did read it in two days, which says something.  One word sum up: compelling.

* I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe

here’s a link: Tom Wolfe: I Am Charlotte Simmons

The first half of this book was fantastic, the great Tom Wolfe made me feel like an eighteen-year-old Southern girl in college.  The book slowed a bit for me in the second half, but overall it’s worth the read.

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