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I've recently decided to spend less time on games and forums and more time with books and films, just to change it up a bit. Mostly to keep my mind off of MMOs, and a little to better myself. So, anyone have any recommendations?
Favorites off the top of my head:
Dark Tower Series
Harry Potter series
Into the Wild (Are Krakauer's other books good?)
Life of Pi
man, so many not coming to mind.
Anything with Joseph Gordon-Levitt
" " Christian Bale
Squid and the Whale
Specifics I'm looking for:
I kind of burned out on Vonnegut's style of writing and his kind of plots. It's hard to explain but, well, the plot was kind of second to the narration in a lot of his books. Or.. the plot was kind of there as a vehicle to get across his insights into life. Which were fantastic, but I'm looking for something a little more conventional, though others will do as well.
Also, classic authors? Hemingway, Dickens, etc? I liked Tale of Two Cities, but I'm not too thrilled about jumping into heavy literature just because it's considered a classic. What are the best of the classics? Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, etc? How difficult are they?
I'm not afraid of a heavy read, but I'm looking to ease into a regular reading schedule. So working my way toward that would be good.
I, like most other generic college kids, am a fan of Bill Murray's more recent, dramatic stuff. But I liked his humor as a kid, and am interested in some of his more traditional comedies. What should I avoid, what should I see?