We have film threads, we have music threads. Well it is about time we discussed books that we read.
I'm sure we have all read various books that we'd like to comment on and share our thoughts on the material.
As long as this thread doesn't fill with tumbleweeds then I might even start an art thread for exhibitions and displays you've seen.
Recently re-read A Catcher in the Rye.
Why I keep wasting time with this book I do not know. I do not find the central protagonist interesting nor do I find the explorations (shallow at that) interesting. The overall story lacks for an actual movment or challenge to the character that reveals anything deeper. We are ultimately left with the same guy at the end of the book having suffered through a pointless journey to discover that he has an ultimately pointless existence to toddle through. Is this meant to be a comment upon the wastefulness of youth? Is it meant to comment upon our society in some way that I have missed? Can I just move on and not be tempted to read this again to see what I have missed?
I'll comment on a few others. I'll also mention that I'm about to read Mario Puso's The Godfather.