Saturday, August 24, 2013

ABC Books "I"

I wasn't sure I'd remember many "I" books, but I have three!

Ivanhoe- Sir Walter Scott. I'm always telling myself that I should read more classics. I don't always follow through, because I like my usual genres. I read Ivanhoe several years ago during one of my classics phases and enjoyed it. There's adventure, romance, a medieval setting (which I adore), and some characters most people have heard of (Robin Hood, King Richard, Prince John) though the story mainly focuses on Wilfred of Ivanhoe. I recommend it for anyone looking for a classic.

Invisible Man- Ralph Ellison. Here's yet another I read in high school. I have mixed feelings about this one. It's full of racial tension and inequality and violence and intolerance and everything about America's past (and sometimes present) that makes me ill. But, the insight you can get into the lives of the narrator and those around him is profound and probably necessary.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret- Brian Selznick. I read this soon after it was published. It was not what I expected, actually. I was thinking it would be more of a fantasy, but it's not. The story is fine, the characters are engaging, but I was kind of disappointed at the end. I'm kind of a picky reader. The movie version fine as well.

One more reminder for you to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a free digital copy of The Bride. I think it ends this Sunday at midnight Pacific time.

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