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message 1: by Xysea (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:41AM) (new)

Xysea  (xysea) I'm sorry. I think I might have the cruelty gene. I tried reading 'Tuesdays With Morrie' and 'The Five People', etc. I couldn't. I rationalized. I borrowed them from the library, so I wouldn't have to spend any money on them. I am embarrassed they are in my library history. It's awful.

They were soppy. Sappy. I wanted to care. I did. But I didn't. It seems to me that the author didn't learn all that much if he's framing the entire thing in the context of what Morrie taught HIM. (Isn't selfishness odd that way?)

The FPYMIH was just bad. Bad. Someone should take away Mitch's pencil.

If this has been discussed previously, I haven't seen it and am sorry. I just had to get this off my chest...


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Life of Pi was actually pretty good. Very different. I like books to be a bit of a mind bender (see Kafka on the Shore) and this filled the qualification.

message 3: by Xysea (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:42AM) (new)

Xysea  (xysea) I enjoyed Life of Pi to a point. For some reason, it was hard for me to get through to the end. There's a lot of allegory and symbolism in the book, if you're into that kind of thing. I am. I love philosophy, etc.

As for Kafka on the Shore - I haven't read it. I will probably put it on my to-read list, though.

message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Loved Kafka On The Shore (looooathed Norwegian Wood). The thing about KOTS is that you can't be squeamish. This is a dark, weird, trippy book. To be honest, at the end I'm not sure what the heck just happened during those 300+ pages but darn, it was fun getting there!

message 5: by Christen (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:52AM) (new)

Christen | 61 comments Agreed, Xysea...let's take a road trip this weekend and take away Mitch's pencil. "Now, now, Mitch. We don't want you hurting any more people. Just put it down. Good boy. Here's your reward - a Janet Evanovich novel! Look how happy he is!"

For real, I feel the same way you felt about Five People. It makes me full body shudder now to think about it. I mean come on...a blue lobster man? He dies a hero? Yeah okay...

message 6: by Maeghan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:52AM) (new)

Maeghan (areadersjourney) I read "Tuesdays With Morrie" and thought it was the sappiest tripe I've ever read. I've purposely never picked up another book of Albom's because I have the strongest suspicion it will stink just as much!

message 7: by Xysea (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:53AM) (new)

Xysea  (xysea) lol Maeghan. You have a prescience that is astounding. Go with your gut. ;) lol

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