Ever wanted to read a classic novel from start to finish? Don't remember any of the books you read in high school but want to try reading them again? Join this room and grab a book, we'll be reading and posting our questions and commentary.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Not exactly a novel, but a classic nonetheless. Just finished it, and I can see why it has been reinterpreted so many times. There's a lot of material to mine in there, that's for sure.
Fwd: According to the Mary Pope Osborne version of the Odyssey, everyone Odysseus left behind is pretty much useless with grief and inaction when he returns. Is this how the original went? (I barely remember reading the original- just that I didn't care for it much) (via http://friendfeed.com/jenhodg...)
I've been meaning to read Treasure Island for a very long time, and I finally did it! It actually didn't take very long and was really good. It was interesting to compare it to all the different film adaptations I've seen.
My husband thinks there must be something wrong with me for loving Dostoyevsky the way I do. He is astounded that I could be laughing while reading The Brothers Karamazov, but I find character sketches amusing, and D does that very well. Plus, "ill-natured buffoon" is funny to read in any case.
Started reading Frankenstein via the web (http://www.literature.org/authors...). Wish I knew the page correlations so I could post to goodreads.com. Updating my page statuses helps me continue reading, don't know why but it does help.