Some Of My Classic Reads.

Since I started reading the classics I have notes in the back of my classic project book (that’s what I call it….I put all sorts in it.I have become quite obsessed with it and the number of books in my pile  well outnumber the amount I  have read.They are not in order that I read them.In this list I have read 27 books and I have written a little description  of what I felt.

I will list them 1 onwards….

1.Earth Abides..George R Stewart—This is not classed as a classic but I feel it should be.I have written in my notes that it was my 3rd reading of this which shows that it is a favourite read.Written end 40’s and beginning 50’s.The main character is “Isherwood Williams”who is a geology student and the book starts with him being bitten by a snake and he becomes very ill in a lonesome cabin.When he is well enough to leave he drives back down to the nearly garage to discover that no one is there.Discovers a week old paper that says that worldwide a disease has wiped out millions . He panics and drives back to his home in San Francisco  to discover his parents have gone and he sees nobody.He goes searching for people only  finding few that he felt were not the kind of people he wanted to rebuild a new life with.I did find “Is” was snobby about his intelligence.He did eventually started to rebuild a little community.I loved all the first main characters….Emma,Ezra,George ,Mollie.A lot of it is observations rather that the fight for survival.Even as we come through a pandemic it was still a good read for Me and if you like survival type stories …it is a good one.

2.The Quiet American..Graham Greene—Only Grahame Green I have read.At first I would enjoy this book,but I did and gave it 9/10.Thomas was my favourite character..an English journalist who was near retirement age.” Pyle” was “The Quiet American” who fell in love with Thomas’s woman. It was set in the Vietnam war.Quite violent in places .I would like to see this as a movie.

3.The Picture of Dorian Grey…Oscar Wilde.—I was so excited when this was my random pick(how I choose what to read).I had seen good reviews on Booktube.I found it quite dull,he was a pompous young man horrified at the thought of singing.An artist painted a picture of him.He was a beautiful man.Dorien gazes at this picture all the time and sort of sells his soul to the devil.I saw on booktube that someone had found it boring and I had to agree with him.

4.Fantastic Mr Fox…Roald Dahl—A really quick read.I read it out loud to Ron and he enjoyed listening to it was the first time I had done that and its a beautiful memory for us both.

just a few I wanted to share.At the moment I have almost finished “War Horse”. Ones I am looking forward to reading but I will wait till they get randomly picked….
A.Milly Molly Mandy by Joyce Lankester Brisley. B.When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit byJudith Kerr,C. All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.D.The Diary of a ProvencalLady byE.M.Delafield.E.The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. etc…etc ect