posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 01:23 AM
Cat's Cradle and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater(both by the late-great Kurt Vonnegut, so it goes) both really made me look at things in a completely
different way, which was great.
But, the book(well, play) that has really grabbed me the most has got to be Shakespeare's Hamlet. Such a beautiful text, combined with the luck of
having a wonderfully passionate and 'different' teacher made for an absolutely amazing experience.
I literally couldn't put it down and read it overnight after we stopped at the end of Act 1, then spent the next two months just pouring over the
hundreds of possible meanings, puns, interpretations, etc.
Hamlet also resonated with me personally, as well; most especially the "What a piece of work is a man" speech. ". . . What a piece of work is a
man? How noble in reason? How infinite in faculties? In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel! In
apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world, the paragon of animals; and yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not