Friday, August 29, 2008

Old Book, New Book #10: Brave New World

So, I cruised the The Tommyknockers fairly quickly. Kind of interesting, not too scary. Check one more off the Stephen King list for me. :) Makes me wonder...how many Stephen King books have I read in my lifetime. Hang on while I go check that out...here's the ones I've read (in the order they were published)

Carrie
Salem's Lot
The Shining
The Stand
Firestarter
Danse Macabre
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
Different Seasons
Christine
Cycle of the Werewolf
The Talisman
Thinner
The Bachman Books
It
The Eyes of the Dragon
Misery
The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
The Tommyknockers
The Dark Half
Four Past Midnight
Needful Things
The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands
Nightmares and Dreamscapes
Insomnia
The Green Mile
The Regulators
The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
Storm of the Century
Hearts in Atlantis
On Writing
Dreamcatcher
Black House
From a Buick 8
Everything's Eventual
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower

Wow, that's 37 Stephen King books I've read (including a few written as Richard Bachman). And yet I don't own any of them. Thank goodness for the public library. Still, by far my favorites are the The Dark Tower ones, and then probably It, as a close second. Part of it is the way that his books kind of tie together in a lot of ways and form his own fictional universe of sorts, and the way that characters from one will show up in others.

Anyway, moving on. Since neither of the holds I've got in had come in yet to my local library, I tried to find something I wanted to read that was on the shelves. After a while, I decided on Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I've always heard of it, never read it. Guess we'll see how it goes.

5 comments:

Sakievich said...

prepare to be disturbed. Our current one is becoming too much like that brave new world. To round things off you should read 1984, farenheidt 451, and animal farm while you're at it.

j said...

I've actually read each of those 3 books before, although its been such a long time that I would probably benefit from re-reading them.

George said...

Atlas Shrugged is becoming one of my favorite novels ever. Compelling characters, interesting philosophy, dramatic plot.

j said...

Yeah, I looked for that and they didn't have it. Guess I'll have to put in a hold for it and wait for it to come in.

Kimberli Tripp said...

Whoa. That is a lot of books!