This posting could be subtitled: Ways in Which My Intellect Disappoints Me. It comes from Bill Stillwell via Richard, who have photos of books that are pending or partially-read. I’m refining things a bit. These are books which I’ve started reading, but given up on.
Actually, I’m surprised that there aren’t more. I guess I didn’t look at the bookshelves closely enough. A quick summary of the rejects, from top to bottom:
and Copywrongs – Decent book, but very American-focused and a bit academic
for my taste.
Noble Kinsmen – My director friend once joked of this book: "Hey,
Bill wrote a new one." How much Shakespeare actually contributed to this
work is in question. Regardless, it’s as dull as cheddar cheese.
– It’s about girls, right (anyone…anyone…)? This one’s my fault entirely.
I should have been more interested in one of modern literature’s heavyweights, but
Commandment – A series of essays by science’s great thinkers. I got hung
up on one, and went no further. Might come back to it.
Gentle Madness – About bibliomanes. I don’t think I’m old enough for this
– I’m going to give this one another try. I often make the error of bringing
challenging books on vacation, when I just end up pining for Steven King.
More on Karen Armstrong soon.
Everlasting Story of Nory – A deeply boring book from one of my favourite
writers. I’ve read everything else he’s written, and loved most of it. However,
I couldn’t make it passed chapter two in this badboy.